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Old Jan 14, 2008, 4:03 PM   #1
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Old Jan 14, 2008, 4:08 PM   #2
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Personally I prefer the first shot. Its a landcape of the city and more attention is focused on that. The excessive amount of sky and needless amout of water in the foreground just makes the landscape smaller. The first picture is nicely framed and nothing is missing. The second just has too much up and too much down. Now if you throw me a cracker I will say I prefer the other one if you want.
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Old Jan 14, 2008, 4:12 PM   #3
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The subject is the Manhattan skyline. The extra sky in the second image diminishes the subject. It's a very nice sky, but it's not the subject.

I presume that the original photo includes the waters of the Narrows and possibly the wake of the ferry you were on, yet you cropped that from the images you posted. Why would you have done that? Because it's not the subject. Neither is the sky.
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Old Jan 14, 2008, 5:14 PM   #4
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While agreeing wit Bynx and TCav, I'd try something in between such as below,for the first one looks a bit squeezed to me !
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Old Jan 14, 2008, 5:20 PM   #5
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Now there is a nice balance Bahadir. Good job. What you did was the missing element. I agree the first one looked squeezed.
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Old Jan 14, 2008, 10:03 PM   #6
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Nice shots but would like to see less water and little more sky in the second picture.
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 8:46 AM   #7
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I like both of them I like the first on because it give a prespective of how large the buildings are and I like the second just because doesn't matter how big buildings get mother nature always wins.

My only gripe is that they need to be straight. They are falling of top the left. Apart from that excellent shot.

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Old Jan 15, 2008, 8:05 PM   #8
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My 2 cents:
1) Straighten up that horizon. The world is flat.

2) My eyes keep going to the boat on the right, therefore if you wanted to include it then I would have had a equal amount of sky to the right of it as you have at the building to the far left. Some more wake perhaps in an arc would have provided a lead in to the main course, sort of a path into the buildings. Symetry is the word.

3) Both are good pics (I'm favoring #2 actually), but that boat is buggin' me.


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