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Which version do you prefer?

Postby maverick » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:32 pm

Choice number one was taken first and is a perfect mirror reflection of a vivid sky
on fire: http://WildernessApertures.com/img/s2/v ... 3840-6.jpg

Choice number two was taken moments after when a few gusts of wind blew through
creating some ripples in the water and giving the water/reflection an artistic quality:
http://WildernessApertures.com/img/s8/v ... 8636-6.jpg

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Re: Which version do you prefer?

Postby RichardCullip » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:45 pm

Both pictures are awesome. However, I prefer the second one a bit more. The slight ripples on the water add a nice visual element to the photo.
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Re: Which version do you prefer?

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:24 pm

First photo is more classic- second unique. I prefer the second because I tend to like brighter, lighter photos and it has more "radiance". Both are very good.
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Re: Which version do you prefer?

Postby LMBSGV » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:16 pm

For me, it's definitely the second one.
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Re: Which version do you prefer?

Postby DriveFly44 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:35 pm

I like the second one Mav.......the water comes to life in that one and gives me the perspective I would personally be after in that shot.


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Re: Which version do you prefer?

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:35 pm

Second one. The rippled water gives it a more ethereal feel.
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Re: Which version do you prefer?

Postby The Other Tom » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:19 pm

The second one. On the first one the transition between the white clouds and the mountains is too stark, IMO. The ripples soften that and make it look better.
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Re: Which version do you prefer?

Postby rlown » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:48 pm

Number 2
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Re: Which version do you prefer?

Postby tomba » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:53 pm

The first photo may be harder to take, and that's why people may value perfect reflections. But second one looks better - more varied and interesting patterns/textures. The first one looks somewhat confusing at the first glance, as do many photos with perfect reflections.
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Re: Which version do you prefer?

Postby Maddog61 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:42 am

Definitely the 2nd shot for my taste. It feels like it has more depth because of the texture of the water, & life because the water is moving.

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Re: Which version do you prefer?

Postby gary c. » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:47 am

Normally I would prefer the mirror look but between them my pick would be number two. To be honest with you though both pictures are too dark for me to hang in my house. My wife and I bought a beautiful picture at an outdoor market in Hawaii. It is an evening picture of the beach and mountains with mostly dark blue overtones to it. Outside in the midle of the day it was simply gorgeous. Once we got it home and tried to hang it there was no place in the house that it look right. It just looked like a shiney dark blue blob on the wall.
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Re: Which version do you prefer?

Postby Wandering Daisy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:04 pm

Gary- I too tend to like brighter photos - my husband likes the darker ones. We have good quality spotlights on all our photos that hang on the wall and it makes a huge difference. I can tolerate even the darker ones if they are in the spotlight. You can try different bulbs - some cast different light hues and you can find the one that enhances the photo the best. I think there are even battery operated picture lights that clip on the frames.
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