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Better or worse

Posted: 02 Jan 2020, 04:42
by tim
Just watched a youtube video on composition and learned about rule of thirds and golden spiral/ratio.
I thought I'd play with public domain images. and see if these rules make the image look more pleasing....
So thoughts? which one do you like better.?
butterfly-original.jpg
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Re: Better or worse

Posted: 02 Jan 2020, 07:39
by Issabella
I see Golden spiral applied photo better. :thumbsup:

Re: Better or worse

Posted: 02 Jan 2020, 15:58
by tim
here's another try of crop:
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Spoiler shows original
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Re: Better or worse

Posted: 02 Jan 2020, 16:56
by tim
this after composition crop and contrast
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Re: Better or worse

Posted: 02 Jan 2020, 23:17
by tim
golden-gate-before-and-after.jpg
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Re: Better or worse

Posted: 03 Jan 2020, 02:05
by Pat625
With the first two, I liked the original better. with "buildings" I liked crop and contrast better. Golden Gate, The original is prettier to the eye because of the color, and the cropping or zooming in gives more detail of the bridge. I would have preferred to keep color and crop, zoom on the bridge. What were your choices, Tin?

Re: Better or worse

Posted: 03 Jan 2020, 04:17
by tim
My choices were unsure on the butterfly, trees unsure, I guess I would prefer my cropped version but that's because i am biased toward the decisions i made, but the Golden Gate I definitely like the black and white more. and the buildings definitely higher contrast more.

Re: Better or worse

Posted: 03 Jan 2020, 20:35
by Krikor
tim wrote:
02 Jan 2020, 04:42
Just watched a youtube video on composition and learned about rule of thirds and golden spiral/ratio.
I thought I'd play with public domain images. and see if these rules make the image look more pleasing....
So thoughts? which one do you like better.?
butterfly-original.jpgbutterfly-golden-spiral.jpgbutterfly-rule-of-thirds.jpg
Tim,
From the butterfly photos shown here (1,2 and 3) I liked it most (in that order):
2, 3 and then 1

Re: Better or worse

Posted: 03 Jan 2020, 20:40
by Krikor
tim wrote:
02 Jan 2020, 15:58
here's another try of crop:
@tim ,
In the forest image, I liked the original better, although that element in the bottom right should be removed.

Re: Better or worse

Posted: 03 Jan 2020, 20:44
by Krikor
tim wrote:
02 Jan 2020, 16:56
this after composition crop and contrast
@@tim,
Undoubtedly, much better in the edited version!