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Which Image as a Gift?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by fletch aka, Jun 18, 2013.

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Image 1 on the left or image 2 on the right?

Poll closed Jun 28, 2013.
  1. Image 1 on the left

    87.0%
  2. Image 2 on the right

    13.0%
  1. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:10 PM
    #1
    fletch aka

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    My brother is turning 60 in a few weeks, I'm going to do either a canvas print or an Aluminumyzed print, I took these a year or two back at Bass Lake in California.

    Picture 1 on the left or picture 2 on the right?

    Going by the comments I'm tossing another picture in the works, I decided against this one as I cant quite crop it to my liking, too centered.

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  2. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM
    #2
    DR007

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    I think I'd go with 2.

    should throw up a poll.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    fletch aka

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    Just did! :D
     
  4. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    Pic 1 looks better without the chevron sign in the background
     
  5. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    i'd like pic 2 better but without the dock in the background.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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    Swimmerboy2112

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    Pic 1 looks cleaner and has more of a focus on the whole shot, everything is tied together.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    Both are excellent pics, but I voted for #1.

    I like the composition of Pic 1 best, good "rule of thirds", and the reflection on the trucks looks great. The lensflare adds to it as well, and I like how you know the picture was taken from the water. The sign in the background also adds to the overall nostalgic feel the picture has, aside from the ".com"

    Pic 2 has potential, but not something I would like to admire for years and years. My biggest critique is the Chevron logo - it's too modern and bright-colored, and distracts the viewer's attention away from the truck. Also, I wish the truck wasn't in a shady spot compared to the background, which is sunny and well-defined.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    Funny you should say that, they had a 50 year old Chevron sign that they replaced just a year or two ago.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    Awww man, that would have completed the shot!!! I love the old-school motor/gas signs like that.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    I really like #1, but the tilt kinda ruins it for me. I can see the ground and the truck not being level, but this one is completely tilted to the right.

    It would be a lot better if you could rotate it to correct the perspective.

    But... of the 3, I REALLY like the vintage-looking monochrome shot.
    Too bad it doesn't show the front of the truck, but it's a classic realistic look.
     
  11. Jun 18, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    Image 1

    I love it when the sunlight makes color bursts like that. Additionally, the bait shop looks more time correct as the truck appears to be built as a restorod.

    Either way, good looking truck, and nice shots
     
  12. Jun 19, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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    Image 1. It's more period correct with the truck than image 2 due to the modern cheveron sign
     
  13. Jun 27, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    Third choice for sure. I like it more, feels more natural with the truck.
     
  14. Jun 27, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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    Do number three since I am loving the retro look of it
     
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