Take me home to autumn….
Question for you – which version do you prefer and why? The original uncropped one or the cropped one? Fortunately this was a country road because I wouldn’t have been able to kneel in the middle of it as long as I did had it been a busy one!
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Both are beautiful. Cropped feels a bit cosmetic but uncropped feels raw and intense with energy. 😉
How very interesting! Thank you for your input 🙂
I prefer the uncropped version.. has more depth and feel to it… the cropped seems.. too artistic, although if you hadn’t shown the uncropped it would have not been so… so both are great…
Thanks! I like the depth of the uncropped one better but the tar lines in the street bothered me.
Beautiful photo, I love it!
Thanks 🙂 Which one though?
I think the cropped version is slightly better, but maybe cropped a little too much 🙂 Did you try to crop it keeping in mind “the rule of thirds”? I personally think it could be more appealing to the eye 🙂 Either keep the road to occupy 2/3ds of the photo, either 1/3rd.
Anyway, autumn is a beautiful season due to its colors 🙂 Have a wonderful day!
Thank you for your comments. What I was trying to do was crop away as much of the distracting road marks as possible without losing the depth; hence the way the cropped version looks. If I had physically moved up the road any further I would’ve lost the crest of the hill there and the converging lines. Ah autumn 🙂
I liked the cropped one best, because I found the tyre marks a little distracting although the sense of depth is much better in the un-cropped one. Both are fantastic though 😉
Ah hah! Exactly what I was feeling! I was tempted to clone out the marks in the road but that would’ve been too much of a chore considering the light and shadows. Thank you 🙂
I have to go with cropped. The filled spots in the pavement don’t seem to add anything for my eye and tend to distract.
That is what I felt but I really hate losing all of the wonderful depth. 🙂
And I meant to add…”Nice shot” It has a real fall feel to it.
Thanks again. I wanted to convey the image of the road into fall with the angle of the shot 🙂
Great photo Teri…I like how the road leads the eye into the scene. I have to go with cropped version…although I don’t feel as though it has been cropped. There is plenty of depth in that image, the composition is pleasing, and there doesn’t need to have any more road visible. In this instance, we know it’s a road so why show all of it. Good job kiddo!
When you call me kiddo I think of the movie Kill Bill lol! But thank you for your input. I was going back and forth with which one told the story better 🙂
I like the uncropped version but also do find the markings in the pavement distracting. Aren’t choices wonderful?
Yes they are and sometimes they can drive you nutty! LOL
Totally gorgeous! :)-Ashley
Thank you 🙂 I really need to get out and explore my new state more.
I love the uncropped one, what a beautiful road with all the autumn color trees.
Thank you, Linda. I guess the tracks in the road don’t distract you like they do me, huh? 🙂
Beautiful shot, Teri. I’ll go with the cropped. Those “streaks” give the scene a current vibe.
Now there’s another take on it! I like that, Thanks, John.
Both are great shots, Teri. I prefer the original shot overall. I agree that the tar patches are a bit distracting, however I really like the way that the shadows on the road create a drawing (pulling) effect for my eye into the lighter section of the road. It gives me a greater feeling of travelling the road rather that observing it. If you were to try a little vignetting of the cropped image, it might have the same effect. 🙂
Good points there, Ted. The longer road and the shadows and even the tar lines lead you up the road and I like that and that is what I was trying to convey with this image. I just find the patches both leading (in a good way) and distracting at the same time. The cropped version conveys more about the trees while the original conveys traveling on the road into fall. I will give your suggestion a try 🙂
Thank you 🙂
My vote is uncropped. I love the textures of the road AND the patch on the road; the shading is much more pronounced; it just has a more welcoming feeling. Great shot!
Thank you. I do love the shadows and shading and a bit of the leading lines. I just wish the road didn’t have so many of them.