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So it looks like Galli won the contest. Now I need to chose one, with your help. Pick one of the following. One photo is a cropping of another:

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My vote is for #3.

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I vote for #3 as well.

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I fixed the typo in #2.

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I vote for #1 with #3 being my second choice.

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I like #3.

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number one!
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#3, followed closely by #1.  Not #2.

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I won't vote here, but did find the results interesting:

#1 is a cropped version of #2. MR did the crop and in my opinion that crop changed the entire photo, as I had originally intended it: my primary subject had been the pointy bump in the far distance, now it was the cliffs. Reading the votes, and re-examining the two photos, I think I agree with everyone else. #1 is better than #2, at least with the book cover text! (For me, there's too much empty foreground in #2.)

From a photographer's point of view, this unbiased feedback is wonderful, since it gets me to rethink some of my compositions. Thanks everyone.


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Including other sources that I've surveyed #3 has 15 votes while #1 has 11. #2 has 8.

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(For me, there's too much empty foreground in #2.)

From a photographer's point of view, this unbiased feedback is wonderful, since it gets me to rethink some of my compositions. Thanks everyone.

Now, if there was a backpacker chick standing or sitting on that foreground rock I'de have a totally different opinion.

I know nothing about photography. I want to dee what catch's the potential buyer's eye the fastest. That's why I cropped, to make colors more the focus than the composition.


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Can the colors be brightened in #3?

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Yes. When I saw how the vote was going I actually played around with #3 a bit yesterday. I'll do a bit more work on it, but it might take me till Sunday to get back to you (have an early start for tomorrow's hike)...

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Take your time. Got to get the WV book on the market first.

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I like the view best in #2, the view seems big, expansive, with a nice element of color, but there is a lot of ledge in the foreground.  Although, I do get the feeling of being on that ledge.  All are very nice.

I see you/publisher like the "weekend backpacking" idea, hope it works out.  Keep writing!
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Maybe we can photo shop in a pair of empty boots?

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I like the view best in #2, the view seems big, expansive, with a nice element of color, but there is a lot of ledge in the foreground.  Although, I do get the feeling of being on that ledge.  All are very nice.

I see you/publisher like the "weekend backpacking" idea, hope it works out.  Keep writing!

You got "the creative juices" flowing in me again.

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I like the second pic.  
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I like #2
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