Take Two

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© Deborah Downes
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This morning I received an email from our dear friend Regenia. She didn't want to hurt my feelings by suggesting I crop out the space to the left of this tree shown in the image I posted earlier. As I told her, I'm all for constructive feedback. That's why I'm on JPG, as well as to share images I love with my JPG friends and all those into photography. As I framed this shot, I thought about doing what Regenia advised, but was attracted to the clouds and shadows to the left of the tree. Later, when I looked at an enlarged version of my original shot, I liked the otherworldly look and feel of it. I love the intimacy of this adaption, but still find I'm most drawn to the other image. Would love your feedback. Thanks so much Regenia for contacting me:)

12 responses

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (12 May 2011):

    Wonderful, iconic image. Personally I agree with Regenia, I find this version more satisfying

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (12 May 2011):

    I don't try to analyze it too much, but I prefer the original photograph. I enjoyed the vastness of the landscape and those wonderful clouds looming overhead. I did ask my husband his opinion, without telling any of the details at all, and he prefers the original photograph (he is a very good professional artist). I believe beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, and we all see things in a different manner. That's what makes photography/art so special and beautiful. Great photo either way, Deborah, I just happen to prefer to first scene.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (12 May 2011):

    And as I knew I would...I love both versions for different reasons. Thank you Deborah for letting me see it this way too. I

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (12 May 2011):

    I do like the clouds in the other image, but love the intimacy in this one. Also, this one seems to capture that lovely background more clearly.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (12 May 2011):

    This illustrates a story, whereas the other is a "scene." Each is wonderful in its own way. Classic, too.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (12 May 2011):

    RIchard is right! They are just different! However I find this version more pleasing to my eyes!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (12 May 2011):

    Here's my take on this: I perceive this one as a simple portrait with a gorgeous Italian background and the other shot, the person is simply an object in the landscape.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (13 May 2011):

    Ooh, I haven't seen the other one yet! But this is beautiful!! Such a wonderful feel to it...I love the tree's shadow...

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (13 May 2011):

    Donald is right! 2 different scenes completely, but I think I do prefer this one. Somehow, cropping it to this gives it more depth.

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (14 May 2011):

    I like them both as well!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2011):

    I'm with Regenia. I like this one. The subjects, landscape and person, are better seen and more pronounced this way. The other is lovely too but not as nicely framed.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (25 May 2011):

    A great collaboration between you and Regenia, this is magnificent Ann!

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