Sreejith Nair 03/04/2014 There is something visually very appealing in the second image… I just loved it 🙂 Reply
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There is something visually very appealing in the second image… I just loved it 🙂
Thanks – I confess to adding a little tilt/shift effect which does add a certain something 😊
I think both images have their own merits. I can see why you had to post both, it’s hard to choose which is better than the other.
Thanks…..and glad you agree. I’m trying to be more ruthless about what I post and what I don’t, but sometimes I just can’t choose.
Love them both for different reasons. To my mind one is of the beach with child, the second is the child at the beach if you get my drift 🙂 I find choosing between photos like this extremely hard and like you often keep both.
Thanks Lee…..that’s interesting because that’s sort of what I felt when I took the two images i.e. the beach was my main focus of the first image and the child my main focus in the second.
I know how you feel, Mark.
But the second shot is the winner in my view.
I love it.
Your eye is immediately drawn into the frame and to the child. You can see the child’s face and ‘feel’ the chill in the air. It has atmosphere. It has focus.
To me, the first image, while generally pleasing, just doesn’t draw your eye in to the frame (to be honest).
Thanks Vicki…..and good to have you back online. Most people seem to prefer the second shot.
PS I’d crop another 1/4inch (or so) off the top of the frame too. I noticed as I scrolled my screen down, a tiny bit less of the top sky made the second image even better.
How lucky you were to capture that beautiful golden light too – it’s magical.
Thanks Vicky……sometimes what/how to crop an image is obvious and then other times I agonise over whether it works or not. I like the crop of the second image, but I take on board your suggestion and may give it a go 😉
I like both!
It is glorious!
Oops I pressed enter too quickly….I meant to say I prefer the first one. 😀
Haha….I do that too sometimes. I’m glad someone is sticking up for the first shot 😊
I have good taste lol
Thanks Laura 😊
You’re welcome 🙂
Smashing shots Mark. I’m going to agree with Laura, it’s the first shot for me. That little bit of distance from the Child creates a real mood and elicits a big emotional response in me. A small child on a big beach. Is the child lost? I feel the need to ensure this rather lonely figure of the child is OK I suppose, something hard wired into us all (well the vast majority of us at any rate) to take care of a lost little one. Any picture that can do that is an excellent picture in my book.
Gosh, what a response Adrian, thanks. Let me assure you that the child was fine…..Mum & Dad were just out of shot to the right as I recall.
absolutely golden!! Beautiful perspective.
As leecleland says, the first is of the beach and the second is of the child. I’m with Adrian too, in that the first elicits a stronger emotional response. In my case however, it’s because it imparts a more pleasing sense of scale, space, curiosity and an idea of adventure …. but I guess that’s where the viewer imparts something of themselves in their interpretation?!
Thanks Noeline……I have to say I’m really quite surprised by the response to these two images, they have split opinion and brought out some real emotion in people.