© 2011 Jacco

The same, different

The same, different. Same difference? This should be interesting.

My first thought: both have strengths, both have weaknesses. There’s something to learn from that.

Your thoughts? “Make yourself heard!”

Hetzelfde, anders. Hetzelfde verschil? Dit kan interessant worden.

Mijn eerste gedachte: allebei hebben ze iets, maar allebei missen ze ook iets (wat de andere wel heeft). Daar kan ik wel iets van opsteken.

Jouw gedachten? “It’s all about communication…”


  1. Posted February 18, 2011 at 13:08 | #

    Well, in both, the vignetting stands out too much, but in this one, kinda-sorta the vignetting doesn't stand out as much as in the first version, as you also darkened the rest of the image this time around… though it stands out just as much in a different way, as it doesn't blend as well as it does in the first version, and the eye goes directly to the banding in the lower right corner. It seems your exposure adjustments are too global, and should selectively adjust just certain areas of the image… like the buildings are now too dark in v.2, where if they were closer to how they are in v.1, it would make the image pop more… and just toning down the rest of the image so that it all blends together.

    Just my personal, subjective, thoughts. When I vignette an image, I stop right before the point where clearly you can see the vignetting being applied… again, that is just my own personal preferences.

    I too am playing around with new editing software, than I have used in the past. I see pluses and negatives in the old and new… and my recent work has, in my opinion, been a little too heavy in the post-processing area, as I play and experiment with the new software, seeing what all it can do, and I can do with it. Am still working on toning it all down so that I can attain what I am looking for, and it not looking like I did so… does that make sense?

  2. Posted February 19, 2011 at 21:28 | #

    I definitely prefer V.1 over all, V.2 seems to muddled. Although, yes, you are right in saying some V.2 also has strenghts. Still V.1 wins for me 🙂

  3. Posted February 21, 2011 at 08:45 | #

    Jeff, Niels, thanks for your comments.

    Jeff, I agree about the vignetting in the lower right corner of this second version… It's "a bit" too rough. All in all, the fact that the vignetting stands out doesn't really bother me, but that's just a personal view.

    I'm still not sure. Niels, when you say that you prefer the former shot, I tend to agree. But… after staring at the second for a while, I think the first is too light, too "happy". On the other hand, the latter is too dark (in parts, at least). Maybe there's a third option, somewhere inbetween… (Not sure if I'll do a third version, though.)

  4. Posted February 28, 2011 at 08:12 | #

    No #1 is better. Because the second one is to dark in my opinion. The first one is nice harsh.

  5. Posted February 28, 2011 at 16:39 | #

    Okay, the votes are in, the jury is dismissed.

    The first version is preferred.

    So, maybe some fresh software is good for me… Seems to give some refreshing results.
    And with your comments, I have some more faith in using this new software.

    More to follow (sorry, things have been a bit slow lately…).

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