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    Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    I can't decide which of these I like better, and I'd like to see what you good folks think:

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    The second is much bigger than the first but when seen big is remarkable. Nice resolution and colours. However; if the first was a metre tall or higher then I might prefer that one.

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    The second is much bigger than the first but when seen big is remarkable. Nice resolution and colours. However; if the first was a metre tall or higher then I might prefer that one.
    Thanks Steve - I could make the first the same resolution, but most people wouldn't have monitors that would allow them to view it at much of a higher resolution without pivoting their screens.

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Thanks Steve - I could make the first the same resolution, but most people wouldn't have monitors that would allow them to view it at much of a higher resolution without pivoting their screens.
    Yes, this is exactly why, for casual online viewing #2 wins.

    BUT for me, #1 is a much stronger composition. If right clicked and viewed in a new tab, browser put into full screen (F11), then image clicked again so it overflows and adds scroll bars, THEN one can move up and down it and immerse oneself in the magnificant detail. Try it Steve (assuming you haven't so far) - you're in for a treat.

    I bet this (#1) would look stunning as a large print (88 x 44 inches), standing quite close to it would recreate the perspective.

    So, my vote will be for #1

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    # 1- for sure - I straight away feel the trees are a bit spooky and wanting to take me away up the river....you can imagine gruesome faces in their trunks...

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    #1 definitely. #2 is good but it looks a bit pretty-pretty. As Kay said, #1 looks quite spooky with those branches, which make it a bit edgy. #1 is also a very good composition.

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    #1 by a factor of...well, I dunno, but a lot. First image has a lot more visual appeal, as well as being stronger all over. Lots more texture, ranging from the silky smooth moving water in the foreground, right through the range to the gnarly, twisty barked branches and trunks. More colour range, too. Also more depth, with your eye being drawn right into the centre of the image, which is also the most distant point. #2 just doesn't do anything for me.

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    I also like #1 quite a bit more. I think #2 struggles somewhat for a focal point. I find there's too much of interest outside the bridge for the bridge and stream to capture my attention. As a thought, with a crop somewhat tighter on the sides, especially the right, I think it would draw attention in more.

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    For me, No. 2 has plenty of potential but I think it is too wide. The edges don't add anything and cause distraction. I think a bit of careful cropping would complete change the appearance and concentrate the eye more on the stream and bridge.

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    # 1 for me, love the composition and colors, I could immerse myself in this all day!

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    #1 works better for me - a more 3D composition, and I love the shape of the tree branches. However, I also like the green colors of #2 very much

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    voted #1. I love the light at the very back of the image and its details.

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    Thanks everyone. For what it's worth, I printed a canvas on #1 yesterday and it looks good

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    I hope you didn't print it with that hideous digital border mate.

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    First one! Great picture!

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    Quote Originally Posted by The Blue Boy View Post
    I hope you didn't print it with that hideous digital border mate.
    I like my borders , but no - I don't do borders for canvas prints as the canvas stretches and they're too hard to align.

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    Re: Quick Poll - Which do you prefer

    Quote Originally Posted by Rui Lopes View Post
    First one! Great picture!
    Thanks Rui

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