Contest....which one?

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  1. mishele

    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm entering in a local club photography contest!! I was wondering which one I should enter........
    Category is Nature/Flowers....
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    I find #1 very dramatic while #2, to me, is just another sprayed flower. It may not be but I just get tired of the spraying. Lol.
     
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    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    lol I admit I am a sprayer!! I need help, I'm an addict!! Thanks for the comment Cloud!! :hug::
     
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    #1 but i think i would crop a bit of the top off and make it square
     
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    If it was just you I wouldn't see as many... lol. But it's not just you so the non-sprayed one seems like a better choice. Plus I really think the other one is quite dramatic.

    I don't think I need to go into the details of why. I believe you know what I'm talking about.

    Good luck with the contest.
     
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    gsgary, sorry, I don't agree with the square. I love square images (Hassy lover here) but, in this case, it would crop to much. IMHO.
     
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    the first picture has it all.... lovely
     
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    ?
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    Very nice indeed but, I don't know, it doesn't grab me. Maybe leave a bit more on top and crop some of the bottom?
     
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    This is the original
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    So you can see that I did crop a little.
     
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    #1 for sure. I like the original with no crop, It gives more Depth to the surrounding area, and puts the flower into context to its surroundings, with the crop I feel like its just one flower. Also I think a square crop places the focal point too centered.
     
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    Maybe just a little crop, but not square. IMO
     

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