Two on Two

Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by Gordon W, Aug 12, 2004.

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Which do you prefer?

  1. Original

    27.8%
  2. Retouched

    72.2%
  1. Gordon W

    Gordon W TPF Noob!

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    (a.k.a. Pizza Parlor Stools) Here's a shot I took this week in a pizza parlor...

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    And here it is with the rightside chairback darkened so the chairs more closely match the values of the two objects in the painting on the wall. Do you think this is an improvement or not?

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  2. Alison

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    Gordon, that's an amazing photo. I like the retouched version, I would like one to hang in my living room please.
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    I like the second one too. Good work.
     
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    use them both 8)

    awesome stuff.

    i noticed that the table looks (slightly) tilted, but after whipping out a ruler, it's apparently flat :? i blame the painting. not sure yet what i think of this tilt
     
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    Hmmm seeing them next to each other, I don't like the imbalance the second has in the stools. Though if it was just the second one, without the original above it, it would be much much better.
     
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    Good work!

    I'd prefer #1
     
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    #1, #1, #1 all the way! Jadin picked it off: the second one becomes unbalanced with the darkened chair back.

    That top image is perfection! I wouldn't change a thing, except to get it blown up and framed. An awesome image! :D
     
  8. mygrain

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    I like the second one. Changing the color in the second keeps the harmony in the overall work. Awesome photo BTW.
     
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    Id use both, and reverse one of the images, so when you hang em on the wall the painting actually comes together.

    Its a fantastic shot, Id love to see more stuff like this around the forum.
     
  10. Lu Tze

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    i like the original better - agreed, the image is perfection, and the chairs are real; as Mustrum Ridcully puts it, "WYSIWYGAINGW", that is, "What you see is what you get and it's no good whining" :mrgreen:
     
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    I like them both. To tell you the truth, I didn't notice the symmetry between the objects in the painting and the stools. So that means that either you were going for that and didn't pull it off, (to my eyes), or it's a really strong composition regardless, because I like it period :) The colors are fantastic as well.
     
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    thats what i was thinking. display both of em together, and people will stare at them wondering at the profoundness of the diff. colored chairs :eek:
     

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