what makes images "pop"?

Started May 5, 2008 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Christopher, May 10, 2008

Christopher wrote:

I agree with your point, though it seems that the colors might not be
everything. As I said, the folds in the skirt look especially 3-D to
me, and also the people in the lower right corner of museum shot look
quite 3-D to me, and they are much darker (though on a lighter
background). So I think color but also highlight/shadow contrast has
a lot to do with it.

Chris

Now I just came across another example, that worked really well for me,
the subject sort of floats in front.

It has a very sharp subject (eagle) in front of a blurred, but still recognizable background.
http://www.photozone.de/active/forum/ShowMessage?ID=1099701A

The eagle really stands in front of the rest. In this case it's not color,

but the sharp, very well outlined subject, almost like pasted, in front of the blurred background.

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