Photos: Redwood forest, Redwood National Park, Del Norte County, California – Click on the photos to see them larger
Every so often I seek a little help with ‘judging’ the quality of my photos. Sometimes I’m simply unable to decide on the merits which photo is better. Fortunately I have a family to help me decide, none of whom share my passion or knowledge about photography. So I routinely ask my wife, my 12 year old son and my 9 year old daughter, “Which do you like better?” I generally don’t even ask why. I just put on my best optometrist voice and query, “Number One, or Number Two? First, or Second? A or B?
These are two panoramic photos I processed today. I’d simply like to hear if you have a preference. The first one was taken while there was more fog and even light, while the second was made just as sunlight was starting to hit the trees. In acting, they say never work with kids or animals. Photographers say never shoot in a forest with sunlight and dark shadows. Fortunately, I got off this image before the sunlight was able to cast any deep shadows, thanks to the thin layer of fog that was still able to provide some small measure of diffusion.
Thanks in advance for throwing in your opinion. Feel free to say neither if you think they belong in the recycle bin.
Image ID#: RedwoodPanorama2011 (Top) & RedwoodPanorama2011-02 (Bottom)
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