Which Photo do you prefer?

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  1. Ashlorraine

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    Hello Everyone :)

    I photographed my friend the other day, and decided to do some post editing. What do you think of it...should I just stick to the original? You could also add any advice to help me improve the photo or your overall opinion. Thanks!

    Photo #1 (original)

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    Photo #2 (edited)

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    Also, I like this photograph but im wondering if me cutting her arm off wrecked it... ):

    photo #3

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    Hi :D

    They're not bad at all. Being critical about it, my preference is for the original first shot. It just seems warmer. The second one looks (to me) like some apocalyptic event happened just behind her. I'm not so sure about the pole either as it cuts the photo in half.

    For the last photo, I'm not a big fan of sepia, and the sun looked a bit strong judging by the shadows on the one side of her face and her right arm. I agree that having her arm in shot would have been better, and there's a lot of empty space above her too. Nice pose though :D
     
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    I dont like the hands position and the flying hair annoys me in no1. That being said i think it's a nice shot overall and nice background. Also the original one is much better than the edited.
     
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    I agree original one is much better than remaining two , specially when you have posted original other don't look much good to me. :thumbup: other wise nice effort
     
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    [​IMG]

    i prefer this one
     
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    The crop is better, but it is too tight.
     
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    Original, or a crop like victorlycn (but perhaps not so tight on her left arm), strikes me as a much more interesting image that the edit.

    I like the angle of the next image, but as you say, a different composition would have added to things (getting the arm, but also filling the frame with her torso.

    Great job!

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    Did you notice: The OP's profile says:

    My Photos Are NOT OK to Edit
     
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    I like the original version best.
    And the last one has an interesting perspective, nicely done.
     
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    I like #3 the best. It may not be right technically, but when I saw it, I thought "wow". And that's good enough for me!
     
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    On the second photo, there is a way of making her stand out in color with the background in black and white, without losing her skin tone.

    You can cut her body and the pole into a layer in Photoshop, and do the necessary fiddling to make the rest of the image black and white. Then manipulate the 'woman' layer on top of the black and white. Bonus is that the pole is gray, so I think that would look really cool.

    I like the third one. I don't really think cutting her arm off wrecked it, to me it has more of an artistic flair.
     
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    The pole down the middle of the first photo is not the best way to compose. Also, it should be vertical. Lots of wasted space on the sides....
     

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