Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Please vote!

Before being revamped by Mary-Hannah's over-editing machine:

After being revamped by Mary-Hannah's over-editing machine:


I honestly can't decide which I like better. Usually, I think that if a picture can get by with no to minimal editing, that is better. I have never wanted to be one of those fake photographers who edits to the utmost degree every single picture that he or she may take. That being said, it was SO much fun to go crazy on this one! I cross processed it which seemingly brought the crepuscular rays to life. They shower the couple in warm, almost hallucinatory light, which is indubitably my favorite aspect of this picture. I also like the effect that it had on the smokey blue, late summer sky. Via the comment option, would you please vote on which you like better?
Thanks!
Love you all,
Mary-Hannah

P.S. Sorry about the UGLY date in the bottom right hand corner of the pictures. I think I have gotten it off of my camera now, but on these, you'll just have to try and ignore it. :-P

10 comments:

  1. At first I tried to judge them by their "thumbnails", aka without enlarging them to full size, and I liked both pictures the same. The edited one for its rich colors (almost always more pleasing to the eyes) and the original one for its reduced contrast in the center left, where the people are. (If the picture had no people and were just a landscape shot, that last point wouldn't matter so much.)

    Then I enlarged them, and while the first picture is a great picture...not only did the second one's editing seem to reduce the "fogginess" that the sun's glare can cause, but it elevated every color to a new level. Definitely the caliber of image you'd see on a magazine cover, or an engagement announcement, something like that.

    So, I like the second one.

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  2. I like the edited one it is ah-mazing! but the other one is sah-weet too :)

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  3. Thanks Nicholas! :-) I enlarged them and they do look better!

    Thanks Kabes! Love ya!
    Mary-Hannah

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  4. Crep...er...cur...err huh? What kinda rays? I like the edited one and you, my wobbly word writing, photo taking girlie!

    Love you!
    Mom

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  5. Thanks mom! I love you too! Thank you for always being supportive of my odd-to-bridging-on-just-plain-weird sense of creativity, and my strange obsession with words. :-) It means more than you know. <3
    Mary-Hannah

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  6. Ok. So. I'm gonna be the odd one out. I LOOOOOVE the first one x ten! (So really if you're taking a vote . . . mine out rules them all! hehe :) And all the insane computer nerd Nicholas said . . . well, I don't need to enlarge them to see that they're BOTH beautiful. But, I truly do like the first one. It looks like something in an old fashioned movie. <3

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  7. Thank you Chasity! Just as an FYI announcement, in the future all name calling or rude comments will not be published. Eveyone's opinion matters even though you may not particularly agree with it. :-) Thanks for the input!
    Love ya!
    Mary-Hannah

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  8. I like how dark and green the trees look in the 2nd one.

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  9. Seriously, they're both great. But I think I like the original better.

    -Carli

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