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« on: July 11, 2009 07:04:57 PM »

My daughter is doing a photography project for 4-H.  Out of about 100 photos she has taken in the last few months we have to choose one to enlarge and frame.  We have narrowed it down to these two.  I would appreciate any advice you could give me on which one is better.  I know what one I would choose, but she disagrees.  Which one do you think is more artistically correct (not just which one is prettier)? Thanks in advance!







Edited to add more photos.  Here is the house in b&w and sepia. 







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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009 07:20:38 PM »

Well in my humble opinion the Butterfly and Flower is prettier, but I thing the house is more artistic. Maybe try it in Sepia or B/W. That would make it super fantastic! Not that they aren't already!!!!

My sister did 4H too, and entered a bunch of photos for the fair! I should get her to join and give her feedback!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009 07:58:36 PM »

I'm not a photography pro, but I do know 4-H and I know photography judges are very particular.  I think they are both nice pictures, but I think the butterfly is a tiny bit overlit.  It could just be my computer screen. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009 08:20:10 PM »

I never thought of doing the house in b&W or sepia!  We will have to try that.

Yes, I thought the butterfly one is over lit too. 

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2009 08:26:43 PM »

I have no experience with 4-H but I have studied photography a bit. I would go with the house too. Something about the framing of the butterfly doesn't sit right with me. The house draws me in much more because it seems more balanced within the frame.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009 08:37:48 PM »

the house
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009 08:57:41 PM »

I think I would go with the house and use the black and white photography, although since it has been photoshopped the judges may feel differently about it.

I just like the look of the B&W.  Nice photos.
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2009 09:02:52 PM »

The house. I like it in Black and white but, I think that it should be the original cause my friend didn't get good marks for turning an altered photo for 4h when i was in HS but, then again I graduated about 10 years ago.
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2009 09:12:58 PM »

the sepia takes away from the eeriness of the house, the black and white adds more depth and foreboding qualities
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2009 09:51:54 PM »

My favorite is still the house in color. The b/w looks nice too, but I feel like it doesn't have as much depth, especially in the sky.
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