Is Simpler Better?

Joined
Feb 17, 2008
Messages
2,641
Location
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA
Real Name
Bill Mellen
Sometimes it seems that there is too much detail in a scene than we really want to see. What impresses and moves us does not always seem to be the fine pixel peeping detail, but the basic form structure and lighting of what is there. For me, the original photo is just too busy and just does not work...

351393240_6aSbw-X3.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


While this simpler version seems to show more of what is fundamentally attractive in the scene.

351393140_BLQDe-X3.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Neither version is perfect and I am not either for that matter.

What do you think? Which of the two is more pleasing to view?
 
Joined
Mar 25, 2008
Messages
525
Location
Centenniel
I really prefer the second by a lot. This is a great example of this phenomenon but a lot of that "too much detail" can be removed in the composition of the scene in a lot of cases (though not in this case)
 
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Messages
26,905
Location
Clearwater, Florida
the second is very cool
i've used this technique a few times, as well

to me, your redone image gives the appearance of a "cel" or storyboard piece from a high-quality cartoon....
and that is meant as a compliment
i think that it is wonderful
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2006
Messages
7,892
Location
East TN
This is interesting, I do like the pastelish look of two. I think maybe 1 has to much going on.

I played with a concept last winter myself, I nicknamed them "Photoils" Basically blend in real elements with pastel artistic rendering. I rather like the real road popping out of this one:

231954864_v9bnA-L.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Joined
Feb 17, 2008
Messages
2,641
Location
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA
Real Name
Bill Mellen
Thanks to all for the kind words.

This was taken with a D300 Tokina 12-24 @24mm. I used Buzz Pro 2.0 Simplifier 1 at the midway setting to make the change.

Doug, I really like your picture. What did you do to get the pastel effect in that wonderful image of the road? I'm looking for a replacement for Buzz. They are apparently out of business.

Warm regards,
 

Latest threads

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Forum GIFs powered by GIPHY: https://giphy.com/
Copyright © Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom