Opinions please on which picture is better?

Discussion in 'People' started by twig, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. twig

    twig

    745
    May 23, 2005
    These are not my shots, but they were taken for me for a centerfold layout we do in our newspaper. It will run about 14"X20" across two tabloid pages, which one do people like better and why please?
    It doesnt matter to me whether we do the landscape or portrait orientation, either works for me.
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    Thanks for any comments.
     
  2. My opinion: Both are excellent, but #2 has more impact for me (pose, facial expression, city background).
     
  3. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    My thoughts exactly!
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Second one is really great.
     
  5. twig

    twig

    745
    May 23, 2005
    Thank you all. This is MElanie Murphy btw, who is one ot the top college-bound public school basketball players in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn and will be attending Stanford and playing basketball for the Cardnial in the fall. Every month we have a centerfold of a local athlete of prominence, however this is the first I demanded a night/city scene for the background instead of a football field or something like that.

    At this point I was planning on running #2 as the centerfold, while #1 would be run on the front cover in the corner the size of a business card as a teaser to the centerfold.
     
  6. I think that would work real well!!
     
  7. JeffKohn

    JeffKohn

    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    I agree, second one is the best.
     
  8. The 2nd one does it for me
     
  9. Definitly #2 !

    Cheers,
    J-P.
     
  10. rbsmith

    rbsmith

    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    I'll go with #2 also. Both are great though.
     
  11. Very nice Twig. There is no question that #2 has the most impact. I have never been an advocate of shooting a lady with her legs spread but then that is not the image this tiger wants to convey. It kind of says, look out, here I come. :smile:
     
  12. twig

    twig

    745
    May 23, 2005
    these aren;t my pics, just shot for me by somone on my staff, her name is Kelly Kline.
     
  13. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Image #2 exudes much more confidence which is paramount for an elite athlete. In the first image, she portrays herself in a softer, less dominating manner. Considering the impact of promoting her...the second image is the better of the two. A nifty addition to the pose would have been to have her toss the ball upward and catch the ball in mid air a few inches about her hand...just a thought.
     
  14. jln319

    jln319

    151
    Oct 12, 2005
    SF Bay area
    Like them both but like everyone else, #2 has more punch.
     
  15. MikeG

    MikeG

    145
    Apr 30, 2005
    SF Bay Area
    Numero dos, no question.
     
  16. I vote #1. 2 has too much attitude for me. 1 has more confidence.

    If that makes any sense.
     
  17. RayGuselli

    RayGuselli

    Oct 18, 2005
    No 2

    These are both great but #2 is the one imo.

    Great

    All the best

    Ray
     
  18. F15Todd

    F15Todd

    Feb 1, 2005
    Tennessee
    Yet another vote for number 2
     
  19. 2nd one. It has more personality
     
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