Which one is better?

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  1. Canon Fan

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    Just having a hard time decideing which one of these is better. I kinda like them both. I like the composition of the first, but the fact that you can see her face in the second. What do you think? Comments/Suggestions welcome.

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  2. Chase

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    I prefer the crop on the first one, it someone conveys more of a sense of motion to me, but the people in the background are a little distracting.

    I like the second, but I'd like to see it cropped more like the first.

    Overall though, I'd have to say they are both really good shots! :)
     
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    I think the first one is very strong compositionally. I'd come in from the left just a touch so that you get rid of the rest of the woman's face in the back. The split head is rather distracting for me.

    I was going to say that a little more room just above the rider's head would be good, but now I think the close crop adds to the impact. Maybe just the slightest more room would improve things, but were talking just a couple of pixels at the current resolution.

    I like the space compression from using a telephoto. A wider aperture would have blurred out the background more, which I think would help with the people being less distracting. I think it would be perfect just the way it is if there weren't there at all.

    The second one is interesting, but the elements seem off-balance to me.

    Good show!
     
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    I prefer the second one but not so tight on the crop.
     
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    First one. i can see what the horse is jumping/how muhc room, and where he's going. The second one is good, the face of the roder is showing but the crop is too tight.

    I like horizontal images that have the subject off center :)
     
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    The composition in #1 kicks major butt. The irregular proportion and the composition in #2 disturbs me, but the camera mechanics are excellent.

    After viewing #1, it's not easy to become excited over #2.
     
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    OK, fixed the crop on #1 and definately like it better. I missed the fact that I cropped right through the ladies head the first time! (OOPS!)

    Thanks for all the feedback so far!
     
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    1st one for me, alot more space, and i think it fits the action into a hotspot....you know...of the rule of thirds :)
     
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    Good call, Artemis! First time I've ever heard it referred to as "Hotspot"--you've probably just coined a new phraise.
     
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    I say you should crop the second one like you cropped the first (if possible), and call it a day. Very nice shots.
     
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    Hi,

    I like them both, but prefer the second. Have you considered cloning out the horses/people in the background? Given that they are in front of white rails/grass this could be a fairly straightforward job!
     
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    Hehe, I was told it was a 'Hotspot' by the first guy he taught me the rule of thirds, but i think its easier to understand calling it a hotspot.
    Ty btw mate :)
     

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