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This is the first version of the photo above, sort of "normal" shades. In the first one I went through a little PP to get some more graphic abstraction (yet not too much). I'd appreciate some feedback which of the two you like more / find better.
I'll attach the first one again for better direct comparison.
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This is the first version of the photo above, sort of "normal" shades. In the first one I went through a little PP to get some more graphic abstraction (yet not too much). I'd appreciate some feedback which of the two you like more / find better.
I'll attach the first one again for better direct comparison.
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I like this version as well but the first one a lot more.
That processing suits the subject much better. It brings it alive, gritty mood and all - purely subjective of course.
 
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I like this version as well but the first one a lot more.
That processing suits the subject much better. It brings it alive, gritty mood and all - purely subjective of course.
I agree with Bart insofar as I'd say the first version is much moodier, grittier and more powerful. But the second version has smooth transitions and a very balanced feel to it that has its own merits. I'm torn, to be honest. I'd probably chosen the first one as well at a glance, but now that I took a closer look, I'm not so sure anymore ... Sorry, I know I'm not helping ;)

M.
 
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wee-pics

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I agree with Bart insofar as I'd say the first version is much moodier, grittier and more powerful. But the second version has smooth transitions and a very balanced feel to it that has its own merits. I'm torn, to be honest. I'd probably chosen the first one as well at a glance, but now that I took a closer look, I'm not so sure anymore ... Sorry, I know I'm not helping ;)

M.
Those were exactly my feelings. Hard to decide as both have their special "look".
Thanks all for your feedback, very much appreciated.
The reason why I took this shot: it reminded of Malvina's song Little Boxes.
 
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Those were exactly my feelings. Hard to decide as both have their special "look".
The reason why I took this shot: it reminded of Malvina's song Little Boxes.

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You know, this in turn strongly reminds me of my first encounter with "Plattenbauten" in Eastern Germany in the early nineties ... That's a story for another day all in itself, I guess.

M.
 

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