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"Natural" image versus unnatural? - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
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"Natural" image versus unnatural?
Comments? Image in the left is minimal editing - some contrast and exposure edits (less than 1/3rd stop in either). Image on the right is.. uh? Blatant edits? Massive burning, color saturation changes, contrast increases and blurring.
Young Busker, two versions.

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I'm vaguely considering pairing them. Like a dyptich because I rather like both for different reasons.

Current Mood: curious curious

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From: (Anonymous) Date: October 12th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
The left image is more appealing because of the case.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 12th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
So would adjusting the saturation on the right photo make it similarly appealing?
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: October 12th, 2007 02:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I prefer the image on the left b/c the person looks like they are actually -alive-. In the right, the wee tot just looks like an extension of the case...bleak.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 12th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Curious. That's how I felt watching him. His father was in the background telling him to keep playing.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: October 12th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. I prefer the left... better color, looks less dead.
seventyeleventy From: seventyeleventy Date: October 12th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Ditto on the left.

If you wanted to use the right side one, it would make a great background image for text of some sort. It's subtle enough to support some graphic design for like, an event or something... but the left stands alone beautifully...
seventyeleventy From: seventyeleventy Date: October 12th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)
PS: if you wanted to burn a bit of the pavement under the boy on the left... it would have some of the same punch as the right image.
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