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Your opinion please

15 Feb 2005 10:00AM
Hi Y'all.

I'm working on something at the mo and I need your opinion on which is the best photograph.

Click on the link below and you will see 2 similar shots. Tell me which one you prefer and briefly why. Ignore things like composition, exposure etc, just tell me which one has the most impact.
You can see the shots here.

Thanks for your help!
u08mcb 18 5.8k
15 Feb 2005 10:01AM
Left. Right one reminds me of an angry seal for some reason!
ljesmith 18 1.1k United Kingdom
15 Feb 2005 10:01AM
The left is best.
ewanrayment 18 718 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2005 10:04AM
The left strikes me immediately more than the right.
Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
15 Feb 2005 10:05AM
I prefer the impact of the left shot (eye contact is better), but the expression is a little too contrived wheres the expression on the right is more natural, but unfortunately not as compelling...if that makes sense.
klewis 18 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2005 10:08AM
Left one definately. The right one has alot of creases around the nose and eyes which detract from the overall effect. Also the eyes in the left one are alot more open
elikag 17 749
15 Feb 2005 10:11AM
Left. 'Cause it's brighter.
mshepherd 18 667 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2005 10:25AM
Left - Skin tones look better and it has some eye contact (as above)
tj Plus
19 2.2k England
15 Feb 2005 10:27AM
Left for me - I find it more visually striking.
ewanrayment 18 718 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2005 10:29AM
Dave - so youre going for the right one then?
15 Feb 2005 10:30AM
Yeah definitely the left as it's brighter and there's more eyeball.
brettw 18 195 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2005 10:30AM

Colour balance of the face is much better

The eyes are open
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2005 11:14AM
hi picture 1 has more impact better colour and more eye contact.
UserRemoved 18 4.2k
15 Feb 2005 11:22AM
I prefer the one on the right.

Conveys a larger range of emotions to me - could be used on a number of levels.

The expression on the one on the left just doesnt look right to me - not natural.

Also I'm sure there is no difference but the one on the left looks like shes just dislocated her jaw to me (I've seen that and thats what it reminds me of).

The one on the right is more 'raw' the left looks slightly contrived.

Then again I havent been yelled at enough by people who keep their eyes open rather than narrowing them Wink

Not really worried about eye contact - depending on what message you are trying to put across.
Dunno if that helps or not.
noseprints 18 576
15 Feb 2005 2:12PM
your model looks a bit manic on the left. on the right she looks more impish. one likes to see the eyes, but i think the picture on the right has a little more warmth.

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