which do you like best

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Which do you like better

  1. original

    9 vote(s)
    64.3%
  2. photoshopped

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  1. Digitalis

    Digitalis TPF Noob!

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    I am in the middle of processing a set of senior photos of a drummer and I can't decide which I like better. The photoshopped version has less distracting features but it seems a little unbalanced to me. What do you think?

    1. Untouched.

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    2. Tire tracks and pillars removed.

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  2. AprilRamone

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    I don't really mind the pillars. I don't think they are that distracting. I guess both of them look fine to me then.
    I like the composition!
     
  3. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Although I agree both are good, I do think its a bit stronger with the extra stuff removed. Great job!
     
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    Nice fill flash!!

    I think I like the stuff there. #1 for me.
     
  5. JonMikal

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    #2, but i'd remove the two specs of light from the sun.

    nice work!
     
  6. joyride

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    #2, but I agree to remove the sun spots. That should be an easy task considering you did a great job on the pillars!
     
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    From a photographer point of view... #2.

    From a musician point of view... #1 because I feel like it gives him more depth somehow. It's dirty, it's rock. And the pillars imitate his drum sticks.
     
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    agreed...very cool.... are those marching sticks?

    nevermind..i looked again... I can tell they aren't.
    (I'm an idiot..but I played on the drum line in High School - Captain actually)
     
  9. Digitalis

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    You got me on that one. I did not know there was a difference between marching sticks and others. So these are sitting sticks?:lol:
     
  10. JonK

    JonK I want MORE!!

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    i think the pillars add a certain edge to the shot but it's also cool and clean with the pillars gone putting all focus on the guy so it's a tough call for me.
    after much inner debate think I'm goin with the pillar shot but rmove the tracks in that one:D
     
  11. Jen

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    I definitly like the first better. I like the added interest of the pillars and it does feel more balanced to me. I think the pillars emphasize the line leading into the drummer and are balance by the simimlar lines of the pillars in the water on the other side of him. I think it is a great shot and to me, taking the pillars out takes something away and creates a less visually interesting image. Taking out the tire tracks but leaving the pillars, as JonK suggested, might be nice though.
     
  12. mentos_007

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    hmmm I'd leave the piles but I'd remove the shadow from the stick on his t-shirt.
     

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