Buttercups

May 26, 2015  •  2 Comments

So here is a question... which of these buttercup shots do you prefer?

This one...?

Or this one...?

I am very partial to both of them. They were taken in the National Trust meadows between the visitor centre and the Stones at Stonehenge. The sun was peeking out between the clouds from time to time and I just lay down on the ground, with my camera low and photographed the buttercups while I pointed the camera in the direction of the sun. But I didn't just do it once, I did it twice... And these are the different results. 

So my question is this: which do you prefer? Without the sky (the first), or with the sky (the second?

Do let me know which, and also why in the comments section below!


Comments

Richard Anderson Photography
Thank you Paul, I appreciate your reply. Did you mean like this: https://flic.kr/p/sK1cdZ ?

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Richard
Paul Elliott(non-registered)
Cropped as they are I prefer the Second shot, to me the First has two contradicting slopes, the Darkness at the top slopes down one way whereas the tops of the Buttercup heads slope the other way, which to me looks a bit odd.
I think I would crop the 1st shot to a letterbox shape, down from the top to almost touch the blade of grass a third of the way in from the Right and take about half inch of the extreme blur from the bottom.

Would leave the second as it is.

Just my thoughts though Richard, please feel free to ignore.
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