Sunday, October 5, 2008

Help Me Choose!

This week's photography class assignment was Hot. So the husband and I went out yesterday evening and worked on some shots. Now I can't decide on which picture to submit.

I got frustrated taking the shots because I couldn't get the one that I had idealized in my head. But after coming in and putting them on the computer, I felt a little better. I took about 75 pics. But I think I have narrowed the selection down to these two.

The dilemma I have is that I want to stay with the theme of my photography, i.e. western. So I really want the western element in the picture. But the plain fire picture is just too cool as well.

So tell me, which one do you like best.



#1 The Brand




#2 The Fire

12 comments:

BITRCountryGirl said...

I'm voting for the brand but both photo's are great as usual!

Train Wreck said...

I have two votes for you! My husband and I both like the brand photo! THe fire photo is awesome also! But there is something about an "Iron in the Fire!" Or in our case the "Brand BQ!!"
http://www.cowboysandsunsets.com/2008/06/our-ranchscapade.html
You are doing awesome!! I know all about taking 200 pictures and getting two really good ones!! My camera will hold over 2000! So it's not that I am a great photographer? It is that with that many I am hopefully gonna get a few good ones!! lol!! Good job "hubby" Camera crew man!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love them both, but somehow to me the brand one, has more texture. Obviously not the dept of color that the fire has, but it is still more compelling. Great capture!
Jen

Hey are you on flickr?

ladyfi said...

Ok - not to break the habit of a lifetime... I say the opposite! I think the fire one (without the brand) is a better picture because of the glorious colours and the way it is alive - almost as if the fire is breathing and crackling...

Somehow the brand and the embers are the same colour and not quite as alive.

But both pics are good!

Bekah said...

while i like the color in the second one the best, im going to go with the first as my pick. When i saw it i immediately starting nodding my head..which i think means i am interested.

Kellys said...

Hmmmmm......that looks like a shot that I was talking about....

Jen said...

I really like the one with the brand. The plain fire on is good but, I like the brand one better.

kdwhorses said...

My vote is the brand one! Just awesome! Both are great though! Good luck on the assignment, looking forward to what is next!

The Wife said...

TW-Smart, Brand BQ! We have an electric brand, yeah, we're lazy! So I had to get the irons from the neighbor.

Muddy Boot Dreams-Nope, not on Flikr. Should I be?

Ladyfi-Now you see my problem. That is why I couldn't decide!

Bekah-I'll take a nod of the head. #1 it is!

Thanks to everyone for the advice. Looks like I will be submitting the brand picture tomorrow evening. I'll let you know what was said during the critique.

J & J Acres said...

I'm commenting a little late, but I really like the first picture! I think it's neat how you capture fire in both of them though!

Paige said...

I like the brand one not only because it stays with the theme--but because fire shots can be taken by anyone, but that particular brand shot is just you. Only you could do that one.

And damn you I am jealous.

Again

Even your class assignments are more interesting than mine were!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Yes flickr is great fun! And easy to join.
Jen