Advice on my oats (four images)


womble

Link Posted 14/07/2010 - 21:39
I took a number of minor variations on the image below and cannot make up my mind which one I prefer. I think I prefer number 1, but perhaps number 3... Or do you prefer some other crop? Or should I bin them?! All taken with my Jupiter-9 85mm.

1.



2.



3. (with bug)



4. (without bug)



I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure...

K.
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Last Edited by womble on 14/07/2010 - 21:41

pete

Link Posted 14/07/2010 - 22:23
I prefer No 1 too. The horizon/distant trees spoil the other 3 for me.

doingthebobs

Link Posted 14/07/2010 - 23:06
How about.....
Number 3 but crop the top.
or crop 1 a bit on the left and more on the right to make portrait.
Bob

snappychappy

Link Posted 15/07/2010 - 06:26
Prefer one, there's less in the background to distract you from the focal point of interest. Maybe just a tad lower with the flower though. A lovely composed shot.
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joel67

Link Posted 15/07/2010 - 08:56
As it is number 1 is best but with a little bit of work (crop top and little bit on the right) number 3 (without bug) would be the top picture.
Joel

philstaff

Link Posted 15/07/2010 - 08:58
I like number 1 best stops my eye drifting away from the main subject.
Ian

womble

Link Posted 15/07/2010 - 09:30
I had a further play taking your comments into account and adding in my like for square images and came up with the following image, which I think is my favourite so far.

Thanks to everyone that commented.



Kris Lockyear
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pink

Link Posted 15/07/2010 - 09:32
Kris nice crop have you tried a frame yet??

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womble

Link Posted 15/07/2010 - 09:48
pink wrote:
Kris nice crop have you tried a frame yet??

James

No, not yet, but the image looks good "on black" which is probably what I would go for.

Thanks, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
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aliengrove

Link Posted 15/07/2010 - 10:44
I like the cropped version the most, makes the flower stand out more. I think a black frame would set it off nicely.
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thoughton

Link Posted 15/07/2010 - 12:05
Nice crop there Kris. Brightening/warming up the oats has helped a lot too.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 15/07/2010 - 12:20
I like no.4, Kris, but with the brightening applied. The out of focus background helps give it context in my opinion. America or Hertfordshire?
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womble

Link Posted 15/07/2010 - 14:30
Good old Hertfordshire this time. I am off to Romania for six weeks on Saturday.

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 15/07/2010 - 15:35
So a chance of going back to the abandoned factory, then, Kris. Have a good trip. I think we're going to Somerset this summer.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Last Edited by bwlchmawr on 15/07/2010 - 15:36

womble

Link Posted 15/07/2010 - 15:39
bwlchmawr wrote:
So a chance of going back to the abandoned factory, then, Kris...

Yup, I'll be living just across from it for six weeks... I'm going to try the Lubitel 2 in there.

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
Last Edited by womble on 15/07/2010 - 15:39
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