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Which to print?

I like this landscape and want to print it. But, I took two versions and I can't for the life of me decide which to use. Anyone have an opinion?


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Re: Which to print?

Gotta be #1 - seems to have more depth/scope and a bit more colour contrast in some of the content.
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Re: Which to print?

if it were me I would print the second as you have some lighting elements in it that I love to capture in my landscape prints

Specifically, the splash of light in both foreground (look at the way the central tree is lit for one) and on the distant hills

(there you Paul, a definitive answer - either or both! )
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Re: Which to print?

At first I thought definitely #2, but the more you look the more it seems than #1 is better. As iso says, there's more depth. Also the tree - though less dominant - draws you in to look at the details on the more distant slopes.
Perhaps you should also 'dehaze' or reduce the brightness of the sky in #1.
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Re: Which to print?

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At first I thought definitely #2, but the more you look the more it seems than #1 is better. As iso says, there's more depth. Also the tree - though less dominant - draws you in to look at the details on the more distant slopes.
Perhaps you should also 'dehaze' or reduce the brightness of the sky in #1.
Pretty much what I was thinking. I prefer the more dominant tree in the second but miss the splash of light on the left hillside in the first.
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Re: Which to print?

Yep it's that 'splash of light' (so very well put), that convinced me.
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Re: Which to print?

I think the first too. However, I would lose the foreground water and make it into a letterbox. I would also boost the contrast a little and try to make the sky a bit stronger blue. Hopefully you have the Raw file.
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Re: Which to print?

See, I reckon you guys are cheating!

I answered the question relating to the two images on display, not how I would carry out further post-processing to make it the way I would prefer it to be
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Re: Which to print?

I would go for the 1st one myself (after I pressed 'Ctrl -' to see it all).
I would not crop it as suggested either, as I like the look of the reflection of the sky in the upper half of the scene.
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Re: Which to print?

I'd go for #1 too.
Ross what does Ctrl do? it doesn't do anything for me? are you using a pc?
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I'd go for #1 too.
Ross what does Ctrl do? it doesn't do anything for me? are you using a pc?
Maybe I didn't show it clear enough, but on a PC, holding down Control & simultaneously pressing plus or minus it will change the size of the displayed page, hence Ctrl & - (minus) allowed me to see the whole image on my screen.
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Re: Which to print?

Paul I prefer No.1 a fuller scene and more depth, the tree gives interest as a point to start the eye on its travel around the picture. I think in the second it tends to dominate and become the picture as the mountains are limited by their truncated view.
Hope this helps.
I know the question was which one, going further I agree with the dehaze suggested


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Paul I prefer No.1 a fuller scene and more depth, the tree gives interest as a point to start the eye on its travel around the picture. I think in the second it tends to dominate and become the picture as the mountains are limited by their truncated view.
Hope this helps.
I know the question was which one, going further I agree with the dehaze suggested


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Re: Which to print?

Having looked at both on and off over several hours from yesterday and today, I'm for #1. Both have their + and - aspects. I eventually put them on the TV and for me - as is - the wider landscape looks so much more of a vista than #2.
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Re: Which to print?

Thank you all for your comments. I think I'm leaning to number 1 - which seems to be the majority view too. Some dehaze definitely a good idea too.
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