I was going to title this post “Two from the Seawall” but since the seawall itself does not feature prominently in either of the photos, I changed my mind.
I had taken these since the 20th of this month, but never moved them to the Seawall album, nor blogged it until now, my Deck photo that week took precedence and these fell by the wayside (so to speak).
Of course, I prefer one over the other, and I suppose everyone will have a preference, but I have found that when it comes to photography, there is never a time when everyone can agree on which photograph is the “better” one. When I first started taking photographs, I had often tried to upload photographs that I thought others would like, then quickly realized that this didn’t work for me. Now, I upload what I think are good photos, even if there are two or three that look similar, if I like them enough, up they will go. By doing this, I have found that there is a great diversity in the “likes” and “dislikes” of those viewing my images, some that one group will like another will dislike and so forth.
I wanted to try out a poll on my blog and this seemed as good a time to try it as any, so take a second and just let me know, which do you prefer?
12 thoughts on “Two from the Shore”
They’re both great, but the sky, the colours and the composition on the first make a winner for me!
Nice addition to the blog. Nothing encourages people more than the ability to participate. That was an easy choice for me though.
I like the skeletal face in the clouds. Can pass for a Pirate. Love the hair.
Thanks, always noticing something I missed 🙂
I voted, but if you’re interested in the rationale behind it was well… I prefer the second shot, because it is simple, clean, and easy to identify the principle subject. Plus I have a thing for people-in-spaces shots 🙂
Thanks, always good to know why as well 🙂
Michael, I completely agree with you. I now only post photos I like as well even if I think nobody else will like it because it’s about my experience. And yes; art is so subjective that it’s very difficult to get a consensus of opinions. As for preference, the second one stands out more for me. Nice photos
Thanks, on all counts. Loving the blogging experience so far, the feedback is always great!!
I like the second shot, the silhouette of the runner adds a sense of motion to a landscape shot, and sets it off nicely.
Thanks Michael, I began by assuming that the Afternoon Cardio (second shot) would be the favourite, so I am not surprised at all 🙂
thanks for the comment.
These are great. Makes me wanna be there right now.
Thanks Jaclyn, whenever we don’t visit a place too often, photos always bring out that nostalgia 🙂