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A friend and I are arguing as to which version looks better. We've decided to let the forum vote! Any comments welcome.


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Hard to say, I tend to like number 2 better for the colour in the sky, but the foreground is so cluttered.

Cheers,

WesternGuy
 

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#1 is better IMO but overall way to much clutter my eyes bounce around the roof tops with no where to rest.
 

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I like #1. The colors in the sky are much deeper and richer and the sunset isn't competing as much with the cluttered cityscape below.
 

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Number one for sure. The sky has better colors for a sunset, and the underexposed foreground helps get rid of some of the clutter. Number two just has way too much going on and feels washed out a bit.
 

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i like 1 better, if you chop out all the useless building in the foreground.

they take away the attention from the sunset.
 

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#1 is better. #2 looks too "worked".
 

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In #2 there are two centers of interest, the street and the sunset and they are separated by a dark band. They aren't connected or related so there isn't much clue what is the real thing you want the viewer to look at.
 

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I agree that the buildings in the foreground create such clutter in BOTH shots that it's highly distracting.
I prefer the colors of the sunset/sunrise in the first, but if it were my photo, I'd crop out those buildings in the foreground, and make the whole photo a longer, narrower ratio.
 

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i like 1 better, if you chop out all the useless building in the foreground.

they take away the attention from the sunset.

Agreed, that processing (shadow & highlight tool, HDR or whatever) does not look good.

Remember, in photography you have to have highlights and shadows, lights and darks to bring out emotion or character in a scene.
Not everything has to be overdone to convey an emotion or scene.
 

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#1 Hands down. The color in the sky is beautiful, #2 the colors in the sky too weak, and the lower half is cluttered.
 

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I'll go with #1 also. It could have been even a little darker to obscure the buildings in the foreground. Fewer distractions.
 

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1 is the better of the two. The over saturation is the only problem.
 

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