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roguecoolman
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Hello All,

I worked a recent colored photo to a BW.

#1 with deer

Heavens Opened - BW #1 by Jason Chong's Photography, on Flickr


#2 no deer


Heavens Opened - BW #2 by Jason Chong's Photography, on Flickr

I have 2 crops. Some suggested no deer. What do you guys think? Deer or No deer?


C&C welcome,

Jason



Dec 08, 2012 at 07:31 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Heavens Opened BW


Deer definitely. It gives the image scale. It also reminds me a little of the famous Adams image "Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine California"






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Dec 08, 2012 at 03:00 PM
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I prefer the version with the deer. The added realestate in the foreground helps build into the mountain for my eye.
Douglas



Dec 08, 2012 at 04:27 PM
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Yes, #1 for me as well.
LOVE the sun rays!

Tim



Dec 08, 2012 at 06:52 PM
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Jason,
I definitely prefer #1- but not because of the deer. The crop on #2 makes the base too thin imo. A solid chunk of granite like Glacier Point needs something fairly substantial to rest upon .
That said, I think the deer add a good element without presenting any distractions.
Someone on the other forum suggested a bit darker sky- and you obliged here. It looks better this way imo .
Charlie
PS- a marvelous photograph!



Dec 08, 2012 at 08:32 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Heavens Opened BW


Beautiful Jason, definitely the first one.

Cheers Ray



Dec 08, 2012 at 09:38 PM
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Jason, I like wildlife and landscapes. So for me definitely #1.
Great shot with very cool sun rays.
Chris



Dec 08, 2012 at 10:55 PM
 

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Thanks for the comments everyone! It's interesting in that most of the folks here on BW like the shots with the deer while the landscape forum folks prefer the one without.

I love the photo ""Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine California"" from Ansel. Have that hanging on my wall, one of my favorites

Jason



Dec 10, 2012 at 08:11 PM
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Beautiful!


Dec 10, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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I'll go against the grain here Jason. I think the foreground in the first a bit too bright, so less of it in #2 is pleasing me more here. I did like the deer.


Dec 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Heavens Opened BW


Beautiful, the sun rays are amazing. I love them both but #1for me because of the additional foreground. I think reducing the highlights in the foreground might be something to consider.


Dec 12, 2012 at 02:14 PM
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I prefer without the deer. I didn't comment before, but when I saw the original composition with the deer I thought it would be better without them. I still think so.


Dec 12, 2012 at 07:44 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Heavens Opened BW


Another vote for #1 with the deer but to me this one needs to have the snow highlights in the four-ground darkened a bit. The second one addresses this by removing much of this area. Perhaps this might be the reason some prefer #2.




Dec 13, 2012 at 04:16 AM
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Thanks for the comments everyone. I'll rework some of the foreground snow. I do like the deer

Jason



Dec 13, 2012 at 04:35 AM





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