Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Which one?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

No. 2 is you.

Paul Joseph said...

No.2
feels complete

Anonymous said...

nr 2 :)

Thomas said...

gut reaction the one on the right

chris hartlove said...

Right works

Susana said...

i'm with the right image too. feels like a fiery napoleon.

Erich Morton said...

The one on the left feels too contained.

Sirfenn said...

The one on the left feels like it is more about the body of fire, the one on the right seems to morph into more of a graphic statement to me.

Timothy Archibald said...

Isn't there a thumbs up/thumbs down button to click somewhere?

Jay Fram said...

In an interview, Eggleston said something to the effect of, "I don't take more than one picture of anything, because if I do I find that later I am unable to choose the best one." I'd say it's basically the same picture.

Lisa Wiseman said...

I like the one on the right better - more mystery when you don't see the edges.

Dave said...

The one on the right is more coherent. The one on the left has an strange kid who plays with matches and also plays with a camera look. The one on the right is prettier. The one on the left inspires a bit more thought.

Bruce DeBoer said...

I'm going to go against the crowd on this one and say the left side appeals to me more. I usually favor shots that tell a story. On the left one the flames become the secondary subject to the oddness of the composition.

On the right is a photo that was taken to be pretty; it's a study of color and texture. The one on the left asks questions through the use of the color an texture.

To me, I'll go with the unanswered questions every time; a good photo introduces mystery into the conversation. It allows the viewer to project some of their own emotions onto the image.