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    Which to choose

    I have got around at last to thinking about producing this year's Christmas Cards and as usual finding it difficult to make a choice.

    I decided on an interior shot of All Saints Church by Marlow Bridge on the River Thames. I have selected one shot of which I have two edited versions : -

    1) HDR
    2)HDR Soft

    Can you help me by saying which shot you prefer. Thanks in advance.

    Which to choose
    HDR

    Which to choose
    HDR Soft

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    Re: Which to choose

    #2 for me - I think the colours come together a bit better than the first.

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    Re: Which to choose

    Hi,
    Being an architecture shot I think the sharpness is important

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    Re: Which to choose

    I like the sharpness and detail of the first and the vibrancy of the second.

    Somewhere in between the two might be the ideal.
    Last edited by RockNGoalStar; 12th December 2011 at 10:21 AM.

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    Re: Which to choose

    Hi Christopher,
    both versions look good.
    But as times ticking and Christmas is getting nearer, in my opinion #2 is the winner.

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    How about HDR soft with more contrast and sharpening. I really like the richness of the colors in the second................

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    Re: Which to choose

    Hi Chris! To enhance a focal point in the image, I would blend the alter and stained glass windows of the first into the second if you don't go with a rework such as in Steve's suggestion.

    If you get a chance to shoot this again, try a lower camera height such as would be seen by a young child rather than an adult. I should give a refreshing new look to the scene.

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    Re: Which to choose

    Thank you for all your helpful comments.

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    Re: Which to choose

    Perhaps I'm way out in left field with this, but does the perspective matter, if it were me, I straighten up the columns. Then crop just the left side to bring that speaker right to the edge. That will also center up the picture.
    I hope you don't mind me giving my example

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    Last edited by SpiderBob; 12th December 2011 at 04:44 PM.

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    Re: Which to choose

    Not at all Bob. I am grateful for your views.

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