If you had to choose one - Fairy Falls Print

Started Oct 7, 2022 | Photos
Joegoodz New Member • Posts: 4
If you had to choose one - Fairy Falls Print
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Hi all ! My first post here and very excited to dive in this forum!

I was just curious on your opinions/critiques on these three photos. And if you had to pick only one mainly for a print, which one and why?

Please, let me know. Thank you!

A.

B.

C.

also have a cropped in version of C. here

Comment & critique:
Please provide me constructive critique and criticism.
topcat74
topcat74 Regular Member • Posts: 229
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Nice photo!

First one for me, seems more balanced, if that makes sense 

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Cherry_F
Cherry_F Senior Member • Posts: 2,065
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I agree with topcat74 here above. The first one offers a composition of rocks which I found pleasant to explore.

THe last one would be a candidate for a print if you could manage to get more space between the tree and the bottom of the waterfall. (I don't know if you can come back 🤓)

I have to say about the first one, that I found the bright spot (in the upper right corner) a bit disturbing. I could not identify what it is. I would try to remove it before printing!

I also found the waterfall a bit too much centered.

my two cents.

OP Joegoodz New Member • Posts: 4
Re: If you had to choose one - Fairy Falls Print

It does make sense. Thank you for the input! 

OP Joegoodz New Member • Posts: 4
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Unfortunately, there's no way I'd be able get back there to do another shoot.

Upper right corner is just part of the rockface. And I can see how it could be 'too much centered'. I'll play around with the cropping.

Thanks so much for the reply/input!

Krusty79 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,629
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Joegoodz wrote:

Hi all ! My first post here and very excited to dive in this forum!

Welcome to the forum

I was just curious on your opinions/critiques on these three photos. And if you had to pick only one mainly for a print, which one and why?

Please, let me know. Thank you!

In all of the shots, I would recommend getting closer to the falls. That probably means taking your shoes off and getting wet, but I think getting closer would give more of an intimate feeling with the falls. That would also allow you to exclude the sky and get closer to the foreground interest.

A. As someone else mentioned, the part of the sky in the upper right corner is distracting, especially because your eye is drawn to the brightest part of the scene. The rocks in the foreground add some interest, but I would crop some off the bottom. I'd probably pick this one as well.

B. I like the rock on the left for foreground interest because of the splash of green providing some nice contrast with the rest of the scene. However, there is too much "dead" space in the foreground and I would crop some out.

C. I personally don't like the horizontal log in front of the falls. I don't think it leads the eye into the scene - it divides the scene. Foreground is too cluttered for my taste.

also have a cropped in version of C. here

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wdhkeen New Member • Posts: 10
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I personally like B, maybe cropping the bottom of the frame half way or maybe even slightly more to that small rock in the water, and maybe a bit off of the right to centralize the waterfall a bit more. The light rock face on the top sure is a distraction but with that composition I feel the larger rock on the bottom left balances it out and makes it less of an issue. A is pretty right heavy with the rocks on the bottom.

All are great though, and I love the editing you have done!

Calabrese Junior Member • Posts: 31
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Hey there,

I like A best because the rocks show the force of the falls when it is flowing full and fast. The foreground rocks also lead your eye to the falls because of their 'blandness' as compared to the black and white of the falls.

B makes the falls seem to disappear behind the placid pool.  they provide two opposing contrasts, the static, peaceful foreground, and the motion of the waterfall. Maybe, your'e looking for this vision.

The log in C does not add to the image, from my humble perspective.

Well done!

Calabrese

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