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Poll: What is your pick?

Austin City Skyline 8 72.7%
Light Trails 1 9.1%
University of Texas 2 18.2%
Total number of voters: 11 ( Mike Lostraglio, mike tompkins, Gabe, Brent Ross, Roy van Ommen ) See more
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TOPIC: Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks

Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks 3 years 2 months ago #4894

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I'm attending my 1st vendor event September 28/29, 2013...the 33rd Pecan Street Festival in Austin, TX...its where arts/crafts vendors show off & sell their work

I'm narrowed my selections down to 3 images, but am having a difficult time pulling the trigger on which 1 to choose for the large canvas (ie, 24x36 or larger)

Here are the 3 candidates (in no particular order, w/o watermark of course)

Austin City Skyline with Rising Moon

Austin, TX Skyline Moon Rising by Grease Man Photography, on Flickr

Austin City Skyline with light trails

Austin Skyline Bus Blur by Grease Man Photography, on Flickr

University of Texas at Austin -- Tower Burnt Orange Edit

UTtower by Grease Man Photography, on Flickr
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Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks 3 years 2 months ago #4895

I think the first would sell the best.
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Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks 3 years 2 months ago #4896

I would go with the 1st one as well. The last one, the flare in the top right seems a bit out of place for some reason. The second photo the buildings are leaning and only have the light action, the flares on the lamps sort of take away from the motion of the lights too.

The first photo is strong. Has smooth water, reflection from the lights, beautiful buildings, and the colors flow.

However, my preference of what to buy is totally different than others :D. I have a few shots in my personal collection that I showed my friends that I didn't think anyone would like printable. I edited it and put it on my site and I've already sold over a dozen prints.
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Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks 3 years 2 months ago #4897

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thanks guys for the input

1 & 2 tied for 23 likes on facebook...#1 beat #2 by 4 likes on instagram...so i guess #1 seems to be the right route to take

#2 is my personal favorite bc of the light trails & the state capitol in the background...#1 to many has a few key skyline buildings either missing bc of composition or being blocked by others

@StevenSantamour -- i agree about the preference thing...some of the photos i have that I'm not 100% confident in were actually big hits with my friends/followers...so of course, it comes down to individual taste
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Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks 3 years 2 months ago #4898

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1st hands down.
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Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks 3 years 2 months ago #4908

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Personally i would go for the second because there is information in the foreground which draws you in which makes it intresting.

For me, personally, the first image would bore me after a while. Not that its not a nice image, but it will bore me after some time.

Like i said, my opinion. Don't hang me for that ;)

Greetings,
Roy
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Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks 3 years 2 months ago #4913

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thanks Roy van Ommen...if i hadnt procrastinated so long, i would get both of them done...but with current turn around time with the local photo lab & online sources, i stuck with 1 canvas for now...also, i figure filling inventory with smaller, cheaper prints would be a better idea in hopes of not running out the 1st day of the festival (fingers crossed for that though)
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Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks 3 years 2 months ago #4919

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I would have picked the 2nd if the buildings were straighter. easy fix in Photoshop. So I went with the first
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Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks 3 years 2 months ago #4920

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I think i like the 2nd, if you can fix the tilted buildings, the same for the 1st
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Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks 3 years 2 months ago #4929

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@Brent Ross & @jerry

i dont own a copy of Photoshop...i use LR5 & an old version of elements...i did use the profile corrections in LR5 & it seemed to straighten the building a little (as seen above)

and i know straight buildings is the "right" thing to do...but sometimes i like the look of leaning "towers"


but for future reference, does Elements have the ability to straighten buildings? if so, how would i go about doing so?


thanks guys
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Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks 3 years 2 months ago #4930

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I would go with number 2 for the same reasons as Roy, but like Jerry and Brent, I would also look at straightening the buildings.

1 is nice but I think 2 is a stronger image and whilst I think the third one is still nice, I think it's the weakest image of the set compared with the other two.

Yes, you can straighten in Elements. Check out Essential Photoshop Elements for details of how. :)
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Help me choose...image for large canvas...thanks 3 years 2 months ago #4933

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thanks Conor Casey...that was real easy to do

here's the corrected result


busblur-corrected by Grease Man Photography, on Flickr
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