Ugly Hedgehog® - Photography Forum
Which photo for the contest?
If you want to reply, then register here. Registration is free and your account is created instantly, so you can post right away.
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 10 next>>
Jul 18, 2018 16:20:01   #
BrentHarder (a regular here)
 
I have my idea which of these two photos I would like to submit into our local city photo contest, but if I am overwhelmingly wrong please let me know.
Which do you prefer?
Thanks in advance.
#1
#1...
(Download)
#2
#2...
(Download)

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 16:20:58   #
DNW
 
I like the last one.

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 16:22:57   #
Dixiegirl (a regular here)
 
Both beautiful, Brent, but I'm choosing the first. Don't know why though, because the second is equally lovely.

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 16:23:46   #
ggttc
 
#1

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 16:25:06   #
lwiley
 
BrentHarder wrote:
I have my idea which of these two photos I would like to submit into our local city photo contest, but if I am overwhelmingly wrong please let me know.
Which do you prefer?
Thanks in advance.


I vote for photo one. The light on the mountain draws the eye!

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 16:31:20   #
IDguy (a regular here)
 
Do you have either in landscape format?

If not I’d choose 1 and crop just above the lighted clouds over the mountains.

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 16:35:49   #
BB4A
 
I vote for #2, but... you might want to horizontally straighten the lakeshore as your background horizon, and lose the border on the left? This may also give you the opportunity to use the bottom right rocks diagonal line to exit exactly at that corner, which will more easily draw the viewers eye to the next diagonal line (on the right side of the large rock in the foreground), and then across the lake to the corresponding hillside on the left background?

Of course, it might just be me, but when I’m asked to judge landscape photographs, I tend not to choose those where distant shorelines aren’t horizontal, and foreground lines and features don’t lead the eye through and into the background. On the chance that your judges might be similarly persnickety, best to remove any easy reasons for them to exclude you from the prizes.

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 16:44:10   #
gregoryd45
 
BrentHarder wrote:
I have my idea which of these two photos I would like to submit into our local city photo contest, but if I am overwhelmingly wrong please let me know.
Which do you prefer?
Thanks in advance.


They are both great shots, Brent, but I like #2 the better of them

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 16:51:22   #
cabunit
 
I like both, but I'm really drawn to the visual excitement of No. 1, both in the sky and the shapes of the landforms. To me it has great impact. Having said that, it doesn't look entirely realistic to me, especially the deep contrasts in the sky, which seem--from my limited experience--to be a bit over processed. I wasn't there, of course, so I may be way off base, OR, that may be your intent, either of which is fine. (Or maybe it's my new display....) In any case, very enjoyable.

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 16:59:38   #
rdgreenwood
 
Print or Projected? I’d pick #1 for projected - bright and deep. I’d pick #2 for print - beautifully composed and exposed.

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 17:03:12   #
photophile (a regular here)
 
BrentHarder wrote:
I have my idea which of these two photos I would like to submit into our local city photo contest, but if I am overwhelmingly wrong please let me know.
Which do you prefer?
Thanks in advance.


Both fine but I like 2 the most.

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 17:07:42   #
JeffDavidson (a regular here)
 
#1 first but I would crop a little of the sky. #2 needs to have the horizon line corrected.

Very nice.

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 17:09:07   #
NMGal (a regular here)
 
I vote for #2. But I agree with BB4A above, straighten the lake line. Number #1 is more dramatic. But, to me, does not look real.

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 17:30:06   #
Ava'sPapa
 
I vote for the first one, Brent. I prefer the colors and it took a few seconds of concentration to focus and figure out exactly what I was looking at. #2 is nice and straight forward but that little speck in the water on the right bothers me. Let us know which one you opt for and how you did. Good luck.

| Reply
Jul 18, 2018 17:32:09   #
alliebess
 
My vote goes to #2, but as several have said, please level the shoreline. #1 is beautiful, but doesn't seem real.

| Reply
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 10 next>>
If you want to reply, then register here. Registration is free and your account is created instantly, so you can post right away.
UglyHedgehog.com - Forum
Copyright 2011-2019 Ugly Hedgehog, Inc.