Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Which is better?





I'm torn.


Which is better?

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

-dana

109 comments:

Terriaw said...

I love the first one! Those brighter colors bring out the colors in her dress and her skin. Cute!

MeganAnne said...

My vote is for the top one too. It has more pop. In the second one, the sweet little girl just blends in too much.

Rafael's Mum said...

First one, it immediately drew my eye, love the colours. Without a doubt!

Sarah said...

Another vote for #1 :)

zarina said...

I agree with the others of the first photo. I am all about colors.

Lynz said...

Yep, much as I *adore* the desaturated second one ( so pretty!) you see baby better in the first.

Becca P. said...

I agree, I like the first one. The green is just so vibrant.

Nanci said...

I also vote for the first one, what a doll!

Jodie said...

Alright so I am going to go against everyone. The first with the color is really pretty, but with so much pop of green and pink I feel like your eyes are drawn to the landscape before you ever look at the adorable baby. In the vintage color I feel like I look at her first.

Crafty Maine Mom said...

If I hadn't seen the first one I would say the 2nd one. But after seeing the first one, she looks a little pale in the 2nd one. My vote is for #1

Beth said...

#1 is my vote! The clothes work better in it. And I love the bright green of the grass!

soggybottomflats said...

I love the 2nd photo much better.

Annette said...

I'm with everyone else. My heart was touched the second I saw #1. So sweet and so pretty.

Yvette said...

I prefer the second one. It is much softer and I see the baby more than the flowers.

Tressa said...

the first photo

Nancy said...

I like number 2 IF you add some little bit of pink to her outfit...

Arnden said...

I too vote for the top one with the brighter grass.

Suzanne said...

I like the first one better too. I love the look of the second one but I love the vibrant colour better :)

Jenny Hodges said...

The first, I like the colors

Brandy said...

I like the 1st one!

laurenaphelps said...

I like the vibrant colors of the first one!

Kelly O. said...

numero deux sil vous plait

Ha ha!I'm not french I'm just crazy like that!
2 please :)

April said...

Love the background processing on number 2, and think it would be killer if you could put the girl from #1 into the background of #2.

So I'm kind of voting for both.

Wasn't that helpful? :)

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'm with April. I'm voting for the sweet baby in #1 on the background of #2. Is that possible??

aSprinkling said...

I prefer the first one. I don't think the second one has much punch. Have you tried adding her in full color to the desaturated background?

Michelle said...

My eye goes to the top one, great colors!

Spencer Family said...

She's adorable! I like the first one best.

sarah, rsm said...

Both are gorgeous and I especially like the bright-colored one. You are such an artist!!

Angel said...

They are both gorgeous, but I prefer the more saturated color one. Lovely!

Krista said...

the first! what a sweet little girl.

Anonymous said...

#1 - hands down, no conteset. The second one makes the baby look flat and grey.

Laura

Michael and Rachelle said...

I love the colorful one! What a great picture!

Nanna said...

I like the first one better! So cute!

Karen said...

I like the first one - the green grass sets it off!!

Alisa said...

The first one! The colors are so perfect together.

Lynne said...

The second one. Better by a mile. You'll have no clearer answer at the end of all these comments!

Trish said...

I like the first one. The colors are great!

Lori said...

first one! love the colors.

Simply Sandy said...

I vote for the full color version. What a sweet baby girl!

wishes, true and kind said...

Number 1 :)

Little Green Doll said...

I prefer the first one, so full of colours!!

CJ said...

Top one, the colorful one. :D

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Both are beautiful, but the top one is my fav...Love the bright vivid colors :)

NorahS said...

I like the one with the brighter colors but the other one may be more appealing in real life rather than on my computer monitor!

Quiltingdaisy said...

first one, a little girl should always look rosie.
She looks sad and dull in the second pic.

Charlene said...

I like the second! I guess I'm in the minority...

Jacque. said...

Either, on its own, is gorgeous. But, I do like the top one...it the colors pop.

traceyjay said...

I like the first one too. :)

What a cutie!

~*~ Stephanie ~*~ said...

The top one definitely.

The washed out/desaturated look is nice for some shots... but this shot specifically is really best in those vivid colors.

Well done!

Lara said...

I like the first one too Dana - the fresh, crisp, colours with that adorable wee face are perfect - it speaks of spring and innocence to me.

I love the effect of toning down the colours though, we've just had some family photos done and I got them to tone them down a bit because Gus and I are little palies compared my DP and Ollie! tehehe
Wish you were NZ based! I'm having a horrible time finding a photographer I like :( I blame it on you and your pretty photos heheh

Jan said...

top one.

Letti said...

#1 I love the colors!

Anonymous said...

I like the top one. She is really cute.

Trudi said...

The first one, full colour, full impact and full of love!

deetles said...

First one, for sure!

Elissa said...

i love the first one, but i may not count as i have an inexplicable aversion to pastels.

Holli said...

Full color -- without a doubt!

Anonymous said...

The first one.

Amy said...

first one but I might like the second one better in black and white with the only color being the pink flowers??????

Suzie said...

The first one. What a great picture. The baby looks washed out in the second one.

scottylover said...

They both are great, but I love how the colors pop on the first one. Such a cute little subject you have there, too!

Sandy A

corinnea said...

First one, I feel like you can see her better.
Very pretty.

Jenn~ said...

Not that I ever like going with the majority :)) hehehe....but the first one really is stunning with it's bright colors....great photo, with the perfect model :)

Kim N said...

I was going to suggest putting baby in #1 on #2 background, but I can see that several ladies beat me to it. They are both beautiful. The first one my eye was drawn to the flowers first over the baby, because of the bold color so if it was my baby I would pick the second to hang on my wall.

amber said...

I like the top one

Lindsey said...

First one gets my vote - I love seeing the pink skin tones.

bingo~bonnie said...

No contest - the FIRST one with the COLOR. :)


Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Tiffany said...

# 2 :)

Kimberly said...

Hmmm, I'll go out on a limb here and say... the first one.

You know, in case you still need input.

Tacey said...

I am definitely for #2. I love the muted colors and I think your eye goes to the baby rather than to the colors in the landscape.

jabeybaby said...

I love the colors in the first one so I'm voting for it.Although I agree that the baby from the first pic would look great on the second background. Super cute picture either way though.

Blue Is Bleu said...

As much as I like the vintage-y feel of the second, I'm going to have to say the first one :)

ksrunt said...

The brighter colors are better and have more contrast with the wee one. I vote for the first.

jlk said...

I like #1 :) Such a little cutie!

Mama J said...

Full color. Nice picture!

The Little House Frau said...

#1 is my fave!

Anonymous said...

I'm thinkin' #1...cause it's so vibrant. The little girl is adorable!
Jen

tara said...

First. Let us know the results.

Dawn said...
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Dawn said...

Oh Oh Oh choices, I love the first second one Dana, has a gentle subtle look..
hugs Dawn x x x

Sarah Pead said...

The first one. Love the contrast.

CitricSugar said...

First one. The bright pop of colour - it's perfect.

Jessica said...

First one :)

Lee said...

#1

Sandra said...

I would vote for the second one. There is a timeless quality to it, especially since the little girl is wearing plain clothing. This photo could have been taken twenty or more years ago. A classic for sure.

Melanie said...

I'm going to have to go with the first one. I think the skin tone looks better and the colors are so pretty.

Leila said...

The bright one. Good job.

VeeV said...

because of the light coloured hair and the light coloured clothing, the second picture makes the girl completely washed out, whereas the first one brings out her colour. the background colours are fantastic in either picture - but everyone seems to focus on the girl. so if you're wanting to "promote" the girl then the first picture has to be the one; if you want the background scenery to be the focus - well then you've captured it really well in both pictures.

i personally prefer the first one BECAUSE of the 'life' it brings to the girl.

xo
eva

Kat said...

I like the first one with the more vivid colors. She is adorable. Absolutely adorable.

Mrs D said...

first one, won't date as quickly either. odds are you'll look at the processing 10 years down the track and say what was i thinking.

Angie said...

First One :) Cute pictures!!

Carla said...

The first one is a show stopper...should be on a greeting card!!

AnnieO said...

The former. The intense green and pink background makes the pale pink cutie shine!

Casey said...

while I'm a huge fan of the muted coloring or vintage look of #2, I'd have to say my vote is for the full color photo #1 because the baby is after all the focal point and she's too bland in the latter.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I like the first one, too, Little girls need to be colorful!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

I love the colors in the first one. The little girl looks a little washed out in the second one. JMHO

CurlyGirlD said...

Both are lovely, but I like the first one. The colors POP & the sweet Miss seems to stand out more in #1.

teresamnj said...

Definitely the first one. It just catches the eye. The second is pretty, but a little washed out.

WendyLou said...

#1

madrekarin said...

I;m a sucker for anything vintage, so it's #2 for me. I love the bright colors in the first one but the emotion that comes through the second makes it my favorite. Although, what the mom chooses will be the right one. :)

Elle said...

The first one! The colors are so rich and wonderful. I have a hard time imagining children and petunias to be anything other than vivid and colorful.

Renee said...

I love the color :)

Lisa said...

Overall I like the first one better! The second one is a little More "artsy"!!

WhiteStone said...

I love color! And I remember the faded photos of the 70s and 80s so I do not like that look. Much prefer the sharp colors.

Stephanie D. said...

I love bright colors as much as the next person, but the child's expression seems to make the second one more appropriate. I suppose it's all in the mood you're going for--vintage and nostalgia or summery?

sewtakeahike said...

totally the first one Dana!

Kristie said...

I like the 1st

Birgit said...

Hi,

You probably don't need any more input, Dana, but here I am nonetheless...

At first I wanted to say # 1, but, frankly, the topic of your photo is most likely the toddler, isn't it? The girl stands out in # 2 when the color doesn't divert the attention.

My thought -- # 1 if you want to talk about spring and starting a new life, # 2 if you want the girl to be the center of the photo.

-- Birgit

KylieC said...

#1 - the gorgeous baby fades away in the 2nd one