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Here are two images, with different post processing. The first one is as is, with the golden sunlight reflecting but the greenish colors still visible. The second one is post processed with pulling some curves to enhance the golden colors. The theme is simplicity. The second one is a little gaudy but appears to say simplicity better because there is no other colors to distract. Which one do you prefer and why?

Thank you for your comments and criticism.



AMaji 2012

Simplicity - As Is

  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    70mm    f/16.0    1/1s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  





AMaji 2012

Simplicity - Golden

  NIKON D800    24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 lens    70mm    f/16.0    1/1s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Feb 18, 2013 at 06:04 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Flowing Water - Simplicity


I prefer the first one, it just seems more natural...and I'd crop out that small piece of shoreline at the top left
cheers Andrew



Feb 18, 2013 at 06:36 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Flowing Water - Simplicity


Hey Maji,

They both are cool looking, and it's interesting to see the difference you were able to create. I actually think I prefer #1 better as the green/gold combo is really elegant looking I think...

Jim



Feb 18, 2013 at 07:02 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Flowing Water - Simplicity


AMaji,
An excellent initial image, to be sure.
Sometimes I'm too literal, but I prefer the first because streams usually pick up the greens of the plants on their edges.
Brown streams means muddy, and your second interpretation isn't muddy- yet it's brown. The two aren't compatible to me.
Charlie
If you intend it as "art" that changes things.
In any case, it's your photo- not mine .



Feb 18, 2013 at 06:46 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Flowing Water - Simplicity


I like the 2nd one, but the busy corners are a real problem.


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Flowing Water - Simplicity


I prefer the first because of the range of subtle colores that are captured in the water. The second image is stripped of those subtle colors, and looks very flat by comparison.


Feb 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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I prefer the colors of the first one...and crop/clone out the stuff in the upper left hand corner.


Feb 18, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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Nice concept and execution. While I understand the concept of the second, I think the first still pulls is off better, and I just find the green and gold combination more visually appealing. I agree about "simplifying" the upper left corner, but otherwise wouldn't change anything about the first.

Dave



Feb 19, 2013 at 02:41 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Flowing Water - Simplicity


Very nice. #1 is my pick.
Harsha



Feb 19, 2013 at 03:10 AM
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thank you everyone for your suggestions and comments. I will work on the original version to get rid of the distractions.


Feb 19, 2013 at 05:07 PM





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