Which looks better - Panorama or close up?

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  1. electrolyte

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    Took a trip to the Peak District yesterday and took some shots from Surprise View. Only 10 minutes from Sheffield but could have been a world away. Lovely.

    Anyway, took some photos of my brother on top of a rock. Which do you think works best - the panorama or close up? You decide...Oh and C&C welcome too.

    1. Panorama
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    2. Close up
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    [see this last one larger here]
     
  2. technomong

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    Panorama

    No question!
     
  3. Tobers

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    Both beautifully composed. I like the way the figure looks out into the view.

    For the internet, I think the close in version. For the wall, the panorama.
     
  4. grantsteve

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    I'm in the panorama camp I think. I like that we can see more of what he is looking at - gives a much better sense of the scale of the place as well. Your brother looks tiny in comparison. Just a shame about the top left hand corner of the shot but I guess there's not much that could be done about that.

    Top shot :thumbsup:
     
  5. Holowlegs

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    Hi ya


    Another vote for the panorama here.:thumbsup:

    Cheers Holo:smashin::smashin:
     
  6. SweetGirl

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    Panorama for me Simon :thumbsup:

    Very nice photo
     
  7. jonnypb

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    defo the panorama
     
  8. Liquid101

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    Interesting.

    I spotted these on your flickr earlier - in thumbnail view the single shot version stands out, really like it. The panorama shot just looked like a panarama, the figure didn't jump out at all. TBH I didn't even look at the panarama as a larger version, but now I've seen it I prefer it.

    Nice work.
     
  9. electrolyte

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    The pano it is then! I must admit I am pleased with it but I wish i'd taken a shot to the right of my brother to include in the pano. That way he would have been put further into the image and would have been easier to spot.

    Thanks for all the comments guys and girls.:thumbsup:
     
  10. scharf_10

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    I guess im in the panaroma group too, although I think everyone would still say how excellent the photo was if you hadn't have showed us the panaroma, but the close crop instead. I really like how the figure has a red top on which brings your attention to him with the contrast to the sky. It's clever how that works when he just takes up a tiny amount of the photo, and theres so much else to look at. (I know that's obvious, but I just find it interesting that this works.)

    Scharf.
     
  11. technomong

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    I like the fact that he is off to the side, tbh. It's what makes it for me
     
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    Agreed. I think the size of the figure is key in creating a sense of awe and scale. I don't mind the sun in the top left corner. It's a lovely composition.
     
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    the close up for me:smashin:
     
  14. cedmondson

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    I'm not so sure about that. Your pano is brilliant :smashin: I like the fact that your brother is quite prominent due to his red clobber (not at all hard to spot) but also the fact that he is at the extreme top RH corner of the image. Far better, given his role in the image than a more conventional 'thirds' placement. I like shots that break the rules and still work. ;)
     
  15. jamesbryan17

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    I'd say the Panorama, because it shows the difference in scale between your brother and the surroundings.
     
  16. senu

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    The Panorama is certainly visually arresting and is perhaps the better one but the close up represents a more "natural" field of view (IMHO) and is in its own right a worthy picture.
    I also agree that your brothers placement in the far right works well . using the "rule of thirds" in Pano such as this may not work as well as this one has
     
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    pano for me, did you take the photos with your nifty fifty?
     
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    Yep I really like the scale of the panorama and your brother just adds to the whole thing.

    Gordon
     
  19. electrolyte

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    Thanks for the comments guys :thumbsup: I guess you are right, the rule of thirds wouldn't have worked.

    No, I took both shots with my 18-55 USM kit lens. The nifty fifty isn't wide enough for these type of shots. The panorama is a stitch of 6 shots taken with the lens. The close up version is the first shot from that series.
     
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    That’s interesting I normally shoot from left to right when taking a series of photos! Are you left handed?

    Defiantly the panorama for me.
     
  21. electrolyte

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    Thanks lp. Yep, normally I work left to right too whenever I take a series of photo for a pano. But in this case I took the photo of my brother taking a photo of the scene first and then thought it would make a great pano so then took the others straight afterwards.
     
  22. tryingtimes

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    Nice one Simon - I prefer the pano too.
    We were up there last month and the heather was an amazing purple - didn't take a photo though for some reason (I seem to do that a lot these days).
     

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