Which horse?

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by karlstorck, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. karlstorck

    karlstorck Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 20, 2010
    Linköping, Sweden
    Which of these two is the best you think?
    They are also available, in a larger format, in my gallery.

    No 1
    4330830096_9404ac0a6d.

    No 2
    4332977436_29517d3413.
     
  2. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    No.2 for me Karl... the first rendition is a bit flat.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    That's a tough choice. I think I prefer Black Line 2.

    I also looked on your Flickr pages. I think the Black Line (2) has more zing to it. And I also really like it, too!
     
  4. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I prefer the first one. The tones please my eye better.
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    You know what I agree with Bullfrog/Paul when I look at both in the gallery and then only look at the top portion of each because up in the top 1/2, I think #1 looks better.

    So put me in for #1.
     
  6. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    For me, the central theme of the image is the vertical stripe... which is why I prefer the 2nd shot - it grabs my attention more.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  7. karlstorck

    karlstorck Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 20, 2010
    Linköping, Sweden
    Thank you all for your input. I really appreciate it. I think my own favourite is No 2 even though I agree that No 1 has a more natural tone scale.

    Cheers
    Karl
     
  8. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2010
    Germany
    I also prefer the second one. The micro contrast seems to be higher which gives a bit more punch to the image and which makes the vertical stripe more stand out.

    Cheers
    rst
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    The 2nd reads better but both are to ambiguous for me.
     
  10. karlstorck

    karlstorck Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 20, 2010
    Linköping, Sweden
    Ambiguous in what sense? Can you please elaborate a bit? :)