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    Last Skye mono and.. a question!

    So, which version do you prefer..the first with the wee bushes, boats and strays cloned out?



    Last Skye mono and.. a question!


    or with all it's original little foibles


    Last Skye mono and.. a question!


    I have my views but am interested to hear yours.

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    Re: Last Skye mono and.. a question!

    Hello Sharon, I prefer the original. I grew up along the Saint-Laurent river where the water is salty and the wind reach from the sea. To me the clean up version represent solitude. The original with the boat and at the far left the littles houses tells me that as I am coming in on the road I will discover a little hidden village, old houses, little caffé, a dock with fisherman with fresh catch...Yep, after those drives on long winding roads, a port to rest would be nice. This reflexion steams from my experience leaving along less populated areas on the shoreline. Of course, if solitude is what you are looking for... Humm, is'nt photography appreciation subjective. The human brain always do "fill light"!

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    Re: Last Skye mono and.. a question!

    Thanks Louise.

    It's a vexed question isn't it? I won't declare my own thoughts this early.

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    Re: Last Skye mono and.. a question!

    I also prefer the original. However I'm not sure how I'd feel about the cleaned-up version if I didn't know there was an original, if you see what I'm saying. They're both beautiful images, but I value imperfection, it's the way the world is.

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    Re: Last Skye mono and.. a question!

    Sharon,
    I would try to clone only the boat...
    I suppose you prefer the cleaned version, and I can agree with someone saying that the houses are too at the left side, but as Louise said, they add some feelings to the picture...
    anyway both are very beautiful!

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    Re: Last Skye mono and.. a question!

    Thank you Brad and Nicola,

    I don't at all prefer the 'cloned image'...very much not so.

    I like the bits and bobs of 'life' as she is lived.

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    Re: Last Skye mono and.. a question!

    I like big; because I'm almost blind and can't really tell the difference. A photo to me is something that fills the screen, and if I hit + is a different photo altogether.

    I think you should clone them out but I can't see much.

    Forgot to say I like the first.

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    Re: Last Skye mono and.. a question!

    I'm with Nicola - The boat goes!

    That's my sort of sky. Lovely

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    Re: Last Skye mono and.. a question!

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I'm with Nicola - The boat goes!

    That's my sort of sky. Lovely
    Just the boat Donald?

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    Re: Last Skye mono and.. a question!

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    Just the boat Donald?
    I think so. I have hummed and hawed since you posted it.

    I think the light marker posts alongside that track in the middle ground are fine. The old building down by the shore I think is an integral part of the story. I think the cloned version is too sterile. It's an empty landscape. It's a brilliant view, but (and I suppose it is knowing that it is Skye and the history etc etc), it shouldn't be that sterile (although after some evenings in the bar of the Caley Hotel in Portree, I wasn't even sure there was an island there, never mind any old buildings on it, but that's another story of a mis-spent youth!).

    The one area that I really wondered about was the building and trees right over on the left edge. I wish I'd first seen it with them there and not the cloned version. I don't think they would have got in the way at all. But if you've seen them cloned out first of all and then see them there, you can't get your attention away from them.

    But, on the basis of not interfering unnecessarily with what was there, I'd keep them in.
    Last edited by Donald; 30th July 2012 at 08:21 PM.

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    Re: Last Skye mono and.. a question!

    Thank you for really thinking about it so thoroughly Donald.

    You can see why I did the comparitive shots though...complicated isn't it?

    I am a minimal cloner..I reckon if the scene is beautiful enough to shoot then it's beautiful enough to print..people do live there after all and that is how it should be,

    I hated Portree btw...!

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