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Discussion in 'Black and White' started by pdh, Jan 13, 2014.
I rarely post alternates, and more rarely still do I "flip" a photograph ... but this simply works better, to my eye:
Paul, I rarely critique others photographs, but I will in this case. You are right, the image works this way round. It seems more comfortable somehow, could it be that since we normally read from left to right the line of the bank and the gunwale of the sunken barge draws the eye naturally into the picture when printed this way round. Some printed languages read right to left, I wonder if a person who reads that way round would feel differently. If not perhaps something else is going on.
Its very curious isn't it?
It even feels tonally different to me, though nothing has been changed other than the "flip".
It'll be interesting to see whether the effect persists on paper as well as screen.
Yes I note when cropping that I always seem to place the subject to the right (more often than not)
Part brain, part Left to right reading
it may be different emphasis in other cultures
The other thing about this particular image is that, aside from any considerations of "subject" or the way the lines lay in it, is that in the flipped version there is a clear graduation from shadow to light , left to right.
Yup now flip the first one
ah but I like the first one the way it is :smile:
Well i did
Balance of black is about equal (ish) Original has a sort of tension Flipped is more soothing in comparison
I like a bit of tension.
(I'll PM you an invoice for use of my image, just the usual 60 guineas of course)