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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:58 pm

I'm mostly leaning towards #1 telling the stronger story, though there are reasons I like #2. Do feel either reflects the title? Which is your preference, if either? Other feedback, suggestions and edits are welcome. Many thanks.
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Post by minniev » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:53 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:58 pm
I'm mostly leaning towards #1 telling the stronger story, though there are reasons I like #2. Do feel either reflects the title? Which is your preference, if either? Other feedback, suggestions and edits are welcome. Many thanks.
I love the story in #1 but I have trouble with how packed-in the compositional elements are, and wonder if a lower or from-the-side perspective/angle might have helped get some separation so we could appreciate what those individual elements are. Maybe closer in would help?

The second one is pretty cool with that red apple jumping right out to grab my eye. I bet it would work well with one of your signature artistic renditions, too, maybe even cropped for that type presentation.
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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:45 pm

minniev wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:53 pm
I love the story in #1 but I have trouble with how packed-in the compositional elements are, and wonder if a lower or from-the-side perspective/angle might have helped get some separation so we could appreciate what those individual elements are. Maybe closer in would help?

The second one is pretty cool with that red apple jumping right out to grab my eye. I bet it would work well with one of your signature artistic renditions, too, maybe even cropped for that type presentation.
Thank you for these excellent points, Minnie. Perspective on #1 - one of the situations that seem to have been coming up more and more often: no place to park the car, icy road with traffic if I wanted to walk a distance. I'll have to address this restriction sooner rather than later as I have grown weary of the very few safe* and public places (arboretum and a small state park) left around here. And unsatisfied with some perspectives from vehicle height and road view - ha.

*includes flat terrain and no loose guard dogs or "no trespassing" signs

Re #2 - always happy to have an excuse to play! Here is one crop; please let me know if you had another idea, and also if there are any issues I should address with this painted version. Many thanks!
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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:01 am

I like the crop and the cartoon type processing on this very much.

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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:56 am

PietFrancke wrote:
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I like the crop and the cartoon type processing on this very much.
Thanks so much, Piet. The scene, with the two red apples hanging on - dare I say "desperately" :D - does lend itself to playful pp. I am glad Minnie suggested!
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Post by minniev » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:00 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:45 pm
minniev wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:53 pm
I love the story in #1 but I have trouble with how packed-in the compositional elements are, and wonder if a lower or from-the-side perspective/angle might have helped get some separation so we could appreciate what those individual elements are. Maybe closer in would help?

The second one is pretty cool with that red apple jumping right out to grab my eye. I bet it would work well with one of your signature artistic renditions, too, maybe even cropped for that type presentation.
Thank you for these excellent points, Minnie. Perspective on #1 - one of the situations that seem to have been coming up more and more often: no place to park the car, icy road with traffic if I wanted to walk a distance. I'll have to address this restriction sooner rather than later as I have grown weary of the very few safe* and public places (arboretum and a small state park) left around here. And unsatisfied with some perspectives from vehicle height and road view - ha.

*includes flat terrain and no loose guard dogs or "no trespassing" signs

Re #2 - always happy to have an excuse to play! Here is one crop; please let me know if you had another idea, and also if there are any issues I should address with this painted version. Many thanks!
Yes, I like the artistic rendering of the second. Exactly what I had in mind. I might take liberties to clean up the brownish snow on the ground. Then print it and frame it in a while painted distressed wood frame.
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Post by davechinn » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:49 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:58 pm
I'm mostly leaning towards #1 telling the stronger story, though there are reasons I like #2. Do feel either reflects the title? Which is your preference, if either? Other feedback, suggestions and edits are welcome. Many thanks.
Linda, for me, #1 tells the story of your title much more over #2. The composition and processing of #1 is so much more pleasing to my eye, where #2 appears to have been over sharpened. Just my thoughts of opinion.
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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:42 pm

davechinn wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:49 pm
Linda, for me, #1 tells the story of your title much more over #2. The composition and processing of #1 is so much more pleasing to my eye, where #2 appears to have been over sharpened. Just my thoughts of opinion.
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Many thanks for your time and feedback, Dave! "Oversharpened" is rarely mentioned re my edits, for good reason :)
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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:43 pm

minniev wrote:
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Yes, I like the artistic rendering of the second. Exactly what I had in mind. I might take liberties to clean up the brownish snow on the ground. Then print it and frame it in a while painted distressed wood frame.
Thanks again for your support and guidance!
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Post by davechinn » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:18 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:42 pm
davechinn wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:49 pm
Linda, for me, #1 tells the story of your title much more over #2. The composition and processing of #1 is so much more pleasing to my eye, where #2 appears to have been over sharpened. Just my thoughts of opinion.
Dave
Many thanks for your time and feedback, Dave! "Oversharpened" is rarely mentioned re my edits, for good reason :)


Linda, I was referring to the first set, not to be confused with your second edit. It just may have been the lighting and how it was shining onto the tree branches.
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