Pipes and colors – Take 2

Thanks to everyone who visited this post earlier today.  In it, I mentioned how I had struggled with the proper way to crop and Rob asked that I show the other version.  So, here you go.  I would love to hear which you think is the most interesting or any feedback you may have.  Many thanks.

Tighter crop:

Original post:


Sometimes you find the most interesting things in the least expected places. We were walking the boardwalk at the beach, and were surrounded by sea and sand, and seagulls, when I happened to look at the top of the bath house that was in our path. The shapes of the pipes and the cool colors combined with a sixties feel, made me stop and shoot. I wrestled with the cropping a bit, alternating between this version, where I felt the chimney and blue trim on the left balanced the pipes, versus another which centered on the pipes only. I’m still wrestling with that though…

Added some saturation boost and that was it.

Taken with a Nikon D90 dslr at f/10, 1/320s, 70mm focal length on my 18-200 zoom.


About Ed Spadoni

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2 Responses to Pipes and colors – Take 2

  1. Rodney says:

    The beauty of photography. Both photos are good in their own way. The reason you struggled with it probably :0). The first photo to me makes it look like a tetris game of sorts. More of a “scenic” photo. The second photo brings more focus on the actual pipes and their individual uniqueness. More of a “subject” photo.

    • 2guysphoto says:

      Thanks Rodney. I agree. The second version brings us to focus on the subject, (the pipes). I think the original leaves us wandering a bit. Thanks for the feedback.

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