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Blue Monday: A, B, or C?


Photo A

Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm, f/7.1, 28 seconds, ISO 200.

Photo B

Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm, f/13, 7.1 seconds, ISO 200, EV -0.7.

Photo C

Nikon D80, Nikkor 50mm, f/11, 8 seconds, ISO 200.

I’m curious – which of these three photos do you prefer?  Let’s call the top one (A), the middle shot (B), and the final photo (C).  All three were taken this past Monday (19-Mar, the last day of our “non-winter”) just before sunrise on the Huron River at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor.  There’s something about these shots that I’m drawn to, but also there’s something I’m not quite happy with either.  Not sure if it’s the composition, or what.

Very much appreciate reading your thoughts on which you prefer, and why — I’m hoping it will help me sort out what can’t quite put my finger on.   Thanks!

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15 responses

  1. I prefer the first one.. that’s my opinion though. Keep up the good work :)

    March 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    • Thank you, Karly, for sharing your thoughts!

      March 23, 2012 at 9:21 am

  2. A. I particularly like the hint of color (sunrise or street light?) on the far right shore.

    March 22, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    • Hi Jeff, Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

      March 23, 2012 at 9:19 am

  3. I prefer A among the three. The picture without the tree taking up such a large chunk of the sky would’ve made a even better picture. I don’t particularly like B or C due to the reflections from artificial lighting.

    March 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    • thanks Jawahar – appreciate your thoughts!

      March 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm

  4. Angela Hammerstrom

    I chose the one I like the best before reading any other comments. I really like C the last one. It makes me feel like I am standing on the shoreline. Makes me think of an early morning out camping, having coffee made on the campfire. I like it a lot.

    March 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    • Thanks – that sounds like such a great memory! I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts!

      March 22, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    • Connie Mullinax

      Can I have some of that coffee?

      March 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

  5. John Mullinax

    I like the first one best…the color is great…perfect title, too. I also like B because of the sharpness of the monster’s head and the blades of grass. Reflections are great…should go in your book.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    • Connie Mullinax

      Actually I wrote that

      March 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      • Thanks! :)

        March 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

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  7. Again, great pics and it really is amazing to see the difference in the pictures taken at the same locale.

    March 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

    • thanks again, and thank you for visiting!

      March 28, 2012 at 10:36 am