Which of these do you like best?

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Which shot do you like best?

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  1. CraniumDesigns

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    Hey Folks,

    I recently did a little trip to Mono Lake and Bodie Ghost Town. I did these 3 HDR's, and I can't decide which one to put in my portfolio. Which one do you like best? 1? 2? or 3?

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    I like #1 the most I think. #2 has a halo around the house that bugs me. #3 has the lump of twisted steel that distracts me from the house. I like the simplicity of #1.

    What is your editing method? Since I see the halo in #2 I'm assuming you're doing an HDR then converting it to B&W. I like the look.
     
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    thanks. i am using photomatix pro to combine 3 exposures, and converting it to grayscale. seems to have more impact since everything's got that "old" feel. the halo is evident in #1 too, but i think i may re-process them. in #3 that "lump of twisted metal" is an old car. looks cool in a bigger size. i'm torn between 1 and 2, but i like 1 for the impact it has, and it actually looks good centered.
     
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    I like the one with the old car the best, because I like old cars. :)
     
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    Now that you mention it, I do see the halo on #1. I just changed my vote to #3. :D
     
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    well, what if i fixed the halo? which one COMPOSITIONALLY do u like best?
     
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    What kind of portfolio are we talking about? For a gallery, I would assume.

    If that is the case, I vote to fix them and put all three in.
     
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    i like 1

    i don't like 3 cuz you can't even tell that it's a car.. just looks like a cpl of rusty oil drums to me...

    2... i dunno... doesn't have the impact the first one does to me
     
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    well, i dont wanna spam people with 3 variations of similiar images. i also wanna sell prints, so i wanna pick one.
     
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    For me it would be #1. I like the simplicity of the structure and the perspective. It's the first one to grab me and sucked me in.
     
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    Not sure what the "spam" thing means :lol: but every show I have been in, either solo or group, had a theme. Thus my comment.

    My second show was about Rte 1 and it was photos similar to those. Abandoned buildings, hunks of metal, etc so that I would not be shocked to see all 3 of yours in one portfolio.

    But, you are the artist.
     
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    i like #1 the best, but there are things about it i dont like.. like the halo..
     

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