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Old Jan 19, 2011, 8:47 AM   #1
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I shot these yesterday evening in Fredrikstad (Norway), and now I'm at loss on deciding which of the two panoramas I should put into my portfolio. Personall I like both. Can you help me?

Please have your say her, but tell me WHY you decided on one of them. You may also say NEITHER, if thats the way you see it, but you have to tell me WHY...


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Old Jan 19, 2011, 9:11 AM   #2
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The second.

I don't like the composition of the first one as much. I'd clip the bottom to remove the end of the walkway in the lower left corner and also clip the right to remove the building. I think the whiter/colder lighting on it detracts from the warmth in the rest of the image.

The only thing I don't like about the second one is that it's a bit over-saturated for my taste - the slightly more muted colours of the first appeal more. [Edit] - actually the colours are growing on me the more I look at it.
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....[Edit] - actually the colours are growing on me the more I look at it.

Which ones?
I mean, the colors of WHICH alternatives are growing on you?

BTW - Thank you for taking the time to comment, Martin - Much obliged!



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Personally, I like the composition of #1 better with the end of the walkway in it, I think it adds to the picture. Also I like the way the various street lights turned out in the first because there is more detail around them as opposed to the second where the details are lost in the yellow glow of the lights.
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Which ones?
I mean, the colors of WHICH alternatives are growing on you?
The stronger colours in the second one. I thought they were too strong initially but I've changed my mind.
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#2. To me, it provides a bit more depth as there is more detail in the distant features. Doesn't appear to be quite as sharp, tho, as #1.
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Yes, Walter, to me that's better.
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Walter S,
As a print I like the colors in #2. The building at the right in #1, IMO, adds balance to the shot. Viewing the shot from side to side - WOW!
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Personally, I like the composition of #1 better with the end of the walkway in it, I think it adds to the picture. Also I like the way the various street lights turned out in the first because there is more detail around them as opposed to the second where the details are lost in the yellow glow of the lights.
Thank you, hoffam, for taking the time to comment and asnwer my question.
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#2. To me, it provides a bit more depth as there is more detail in the distant features. Doesn't appear to be quite as sharp, tho, as #1.
Thank's Walter - I need to go back and see where I "messed up". I'v been working on these pictures all day, so I'm pretty confused and have far too many edits...








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As a print I like the colors in #2. The building at the right in #1, IMO, adds balance to the shot. Viewing the shot from side to side - WOW!
Thank you, paniolo - appreciate your comment and your kind words!
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