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Jack56

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Minimal or not.
« on: Today at 02:31:02 PM »
May I ask for your opinion? Both pics were made in the blue hour before sunrise. Which one do you prefer? The square, minimal one or the rectangular one? Thanks for looking.





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Minimal or not.
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Re: Minimal or not.
« Reply #1 on: Today at 02:45:59 PM »
First image cropped to put a golden spiral on the tree.

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« Reply #2 on: Today at 02:56:12 PM »
Of the two, the first.
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« Reply #3 on: Today at 03:50:07 PM »
The first but cropped to landscape size with a lttle less earth (moving closer to the tree) to keep as much as possible sky in that landscape size.
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« Reply #4 on: Today at 03:55:18 PM »
I'll be odd person out and say I much prefer the second. There's too much sky in the first picture. You could crop it, of course. I prefer the tree off centre a bit as in number two. The texture of the clouds is more prominent in the second picture. I like that. Nice picture. It might work well as a B&W.
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« Reply #5 on: Today at 04:05:07 PM »
Minimal
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« Reply #6 on: Today at 04:06:12 PM »
I'll go with the first. It seems like the tree is aiming for the sky, some what like a prayer. It get lost in the second pic.
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 05:34:50 PM »
First image.

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« Reply #8 on: Today at 06:46:01 PM »
I also like the first photo.

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« Reply #9 on: Today at 07:35:20 PM »
I am going to ramble a here a bit . . .

the first image is emotional, you can feel the solitude to the point it is almost painful. The second one, while compositionaly better, has no emotion. It is an abstract piece that requires an interpretation.

Rearrange the first one a little and keep that empty surrounding part of the image in there. Mask off the tree and increase the contrast and exposure on it (get it to stand out from the ground a little more). It's hard to tell without trying few things, but it is a nice shot now and it could be a show stopper with a little bit of cleanup.

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« Reply #10 on: Today at 08:15:48 PM »
first pic ainec

zoom out even more, if possible

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