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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:08 PM

which one?


Untitled-1 by rdking647, on Flickr

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rdking647 Jan 2013 OP
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #1
Speck Tater Jan 2013 #2
ManiacJoe Jan 2013 #3
JohnnyRingo Jan 2013 #4
barbtries Jan 2013 #5
rdking647 Jan 2013 #7
barbtries Jan 2013 #8
rdking647 Jan 2013 #13
Stevenmarc Jan 2013 #6
Mira Jan 2013 #9
alfredo Jan 2013 #10
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #11
2naSalit Jan 2013 #16
antiquie Jan 2013 #12
Celebration Jan 2013 #14
Blue_In_AK Jan 2013 #15
FreeState Jan 2013 #17
klook Jan 2013 #18
sir pball Feb 2013 #19
SouthernDonkey Feb 2013 #20

Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:26 PM

1. I like the one on the right personally.

It seems brighter.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:31 PM

2. I prefer the one on the left.

 

The right one looks a little "over-cooked" to me. A bit heavy on the HDR or contrast.

Maybe go halfway between the two?

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:46 PM

3. Of the two, I prefer the one on the right.

But only because it is brighter.

If you just increase the levels/gamma for the one on the left, it looks pretty good without the increased saturation.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:49 PM

4. I almost always opt for more color.

I feel sorry for my colorblind brother in law, and believe b&w photos are overrated.

I'd go with the one on the right, but had I never seen it, I like the image anyway.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:42 PM

5. the one on the right.

which one for you?
lovely pictures by the way, making me feel kinda homesick. where is this?

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Response to barbtries (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:54 PM

7. i like the right

they are from baja california

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:19 PM

8. i had it almost exactly right

california coast! sniff (i'm from LA)

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Response to barbtries (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:15 PM

13. nope. baja mexico

sea of cortez by la paz

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:50 PM

6. The left

But if your editing software has a graduated neutral density filter, increase the exposure to lighten the beach and then apply the filter to darken the sky a bit.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:31 PM

9. Without prejudicing myself and reading the other responses

I like the one on the left better. It looks very natural. The one on the right looks manipulated too much.
Either way it is a stunner of a shot.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:56 PM

10. The one on the left is more real, but the one on the right is more romantic.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:34 PM

11. I like elements of both but

I'm going to have to go with the one on the left.

Looks truer.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 08:33 PM

16. That's what I was thinking.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:57 PM

12. Left

I don't know anything about photography, but I know what...

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:19 PM

14. left

the blue clouds on the right don't look as natural to me.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:21 PM

15. Left.

More natural. I fight those ultra blues here all the time with the snow and all, and I really don't care for them. Just my personal preference.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:31 PM

17. Left

the colors and sharpness seem a little more real. The one on the right, while nice, looks like I forgot to take my sunglasses off.

I like both, with the exception of maybe getting some more detail out of the rocks in the bottom right. Excellent job.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:53 PM

18. My initial response is "Right,"

although I don't want to get PPR'd from this site!

Actually, upon further gazing, I prefer the one on the left in almost every respect, except that I'd like to see more light / contrast on the beach. Probably hard to do that, though, without messing up the rest of the image.

Beautiful shot!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:38 PM

19. Neither, really.

The left is too muted, downcast, "natural"...I love saturated, eye-popping (but not clownishly unnatural) colors but the right one is too bluish. IMO it looks like somebody with a marginal knowledge of Photoshop was trying to ape Velvia but failed miserably.

For reference, this is what I think a sunset should look like (Velvia 50, untouched):

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:59 PM

20. I like the left

I think it's really just a matter of taste or opinion. In my opinion, I like the left one because it is more natural. The colors are lovely on the right but I think it all comes down to what you are trying to accomplish with your photo. Are you trying to depict the beauty as you saw it and it actually was? ...or are you trying to make a velvet Elvis? When I see over the top adjusted photos, I don't think "great photography" I think "photoshop". But thats just me.

I have a "friend" who wanted to "play with" one of my photos in photoshop "for me". He thought he knew what he was doing, and he adjusted this and adjusted that....but all he did was piss me off by messing with my image! I let him know I didn't need his "expertise". In other words...it's your image! You display it as you want the world to see it, and tell the experts to stick it where that sun above is headed.
I love the photo by the way! Very nice! Especially the one on the left.

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