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This or that

I'm my own worst enemy when it comes to critiquing my work. Here I have two versions of the same shot and would like an opinion whether the first or second works better (they differ only in terms of processing). Of course it's possible that neither of them work for you, but please don't hold back, I would like to know.

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Boys will be Boys-1 by -Steve Ricoh-

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Boys will be Boys-2 by -Steve Ricoh-
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Re: This or that

I see your problem, I like both and can't decide either. The first maybe just shades it but if I look again I could well change my mind
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Re: This or that

They're both interesting but I find the first more appealing.
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Re: This or that

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There isa very little in the processing maybe the first just.

I think it works well I am happy with the general lack of detail and the dark heavy mono treatment.

I would say you need to add some space to left of the boy enetering the frame which is possible in PP. I would also remove the diagonal line in the top left.
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Re: This or that

I find the second one crisper and more contrasty.

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There isa very little in the processing maybe the first just.

I think it works well I am happy with the general lack of detail and the dark heavy mono treatment.

I would say you need to add some space to left of the boy enetering the frame which is possible in PP. I would also remove the diagonal line in the top left.
Thanks for the helpful advice. I agree entirely with the space, and the diagonal one top left. I can easily attend to the line (and kick myself for not doing so) but with regard to the space to the left, unfortunately the left most subject is at the frame edge. I'm not sure how I could patch in extra space, as suggested. Is it possible to elaborate please, at my disposal I have LR 6.6, Nik suite and Elements 14.
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Thanks for the helpful advice. I agree entirely with the space, and the diagonal one top left. I can easily attend to the line (and kick myself for not doing so) but with regard to the space to the left, unfortunately the left most subject is at the frame edge. I'm not sure how I could patch in extra space, as suggested. Is it possible to elaborate please, at my disposal I have LR 6.6, Nik suite and Elements 14.
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extend the canvas in PS to the left then paste in the pixels to the width you want here is a go after a couple of beers

Not my shot 29 2016 by Alf Branch, on Flickr

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Re: This or that

Number one, and Alfbranch's addition if you can.

I really like the shot!

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Re: This or that

Thanks Alf, I like the modification, it's subtle but just enough to give a bit of breathing space - and that's after a couple of beers, I'm impressed!!

Now, I wonder if this can be done with Elements 14? I don't have a full copy of PS CC.
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Thanks Alf, I like the modification, it's subtle but just enough to give a bit of breathing space - and that's after a couple of beers, I'm impressed!!

Now, I wonder if this can be done with Elements 14? I don't have a full copy of PS CC.
You should be able to do it either by extending the canvas on a copied layer or adding a new larger layer and copying across all layers and merging it.
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Re: This or that

It would look more spectacular (than it is already!) if the highlights were coloured so they look like fire.

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Re: This or that

Thanks Alf, I'll give it a go (without the beers ).

Thanks Jim, another great idea for me to try.
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Thanks Alf, I'll give it a go (without the beers ).

Thanks Jim, another great idea for me to try.
Have a look at this

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Re: This or that

Thanks Alf, I watched the YouTube video and it wetted my appetite.
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Re: This or that

The first appeals, seems to offer more movement in my eyes. What I really like in both images is how two water droplets appear to give the central character ghostly eyes!
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