Usk Bridge


walkeja

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 13:40
Two photos of Usk Bridge in South Wales.







Which do you prefer?

C&C welcome

Thanks for looking.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 14:43
The first is more interesting and keeps attention ... I like the bold colours that stand out in contrast to the dull conditions, and there's plenty for the eye to wander over.

The second is weaker I feel because the sky is a 'washout', and there's not much interest in the foreground. Looks like a beautiful and peaceful place.
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 14:56
McGregNi wrote:
The first is more interesting and keeps attention ... I like the bold colours that stand out in contrast to the dull conditions, and there's plenty for the eye to wander over.

The second is weaker I feel because the sky is a 'washout', and there's not much interest in the foreground. Looks like a beautiful and peaceful place.

Agree with the above comments. Perhaps some of the green cropped off the second and I wonder what the image from the other end of the bridge would have been like.
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Last Edited by tyronet2000 on 25/06/2014 - 15:00

johnriley

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 15:25
I'm finding that green very intense...but in terms of composition and interest I think the first one scores.

We had a great time in Usk Castle when we were in the area.
Best regards, John

MrB

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 15:29
Looks like a wonderful old bridge, but perhaps there are better compositions, because of the distracting walls and fencing on the right of #1, and for the reasons given above for #2. Perhaps shooting from different positions, somewhere between those in the shots here, could have given compositions from which much of the sky and grass could be excluded, to concentrate on that great bridge and the river. Although I can see the point about contrasting with the dull conditions, the greens are unnaturally too bright and saturated for me.

Just my opinions, of course.

Cheers.
Philip
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