Friday, June 26, 2015

Agnes (Again)










Deciding which of Agnes' photographs to show yesterday was a real struggle for me.  I ended up picking an "upper body" photograph, which let me contrast her zebra-striped blouse with the plain part of the wall behind her and with the decorated column to her right.

But, that meant not selecting a close crop (above) to show the interesting scars in her face (even though this close crop loses most of the decorated column).

And, it meant not showing her full body pose against the beautiful column (left).

And, it meant not showing an even closer crop converted to a dramatic black and white (below).

Choices, choices, choices.

Which photograph of Agnes would you have picked?


21 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent images Jack!

VP said...

My favorite is the second one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Too hard Jack!
P.s. look out for an email from me regarding portraits.

Ed said...

I would've chosen the Black & White photo. They are all good, but the B&W photo really allows one to focus on the subject, Agnes without any other distractions. Just my opinion.

Karl Demetz said...

The best choice is to show all, and you did it, Jack !

Kate said...

Definitely the close crop in black and white.

Tanya Breese said...

i like them all so don't ask me!

Birdman said...

The vertical image shows does it all. The pose, the stripes, the person the stonework. They all work together.

LOLfromPasa said...

I love them all. Really!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I love them all, too!! Her face does indeed tell so much! I would love to learn the story behind the face! Wonderful as always!!

William Kendall said...

For me, the second one.

Sharon Anck said...

I can see why you had a tough choice. These are all such great shots!

RedPat said...

I think I would have gone with the one you used yesterday, Jack!

Michelle said...

The full body pose is my choice. Nice work.

Bob Crowe said...

I like the B&W the best but the crop is a bit tight. That photo has a place in the hall of good street photography.

Randy said...

Nice shots.

Virginia said...

I would normally go for the tight crop but like the second
.
V

Halcyon said...

You're giving us a tough choice here Jack!
I do like the second shot with the full body as it shows off Agnes' style. But I also like the B&W portrait.

Lowell said...

Fine portraits and they all work. Wonder what the scars are from...

Kay said...

I'd go with the tighter crop in black and white as a portrait...after all, it focuses on your subject (I also like Agnes' close, calm gaze). If you want to have a study in textures and patterns the second shot is great. But that's not what this is about, is it?

EG CameraGirl said...

I prefer the B&W shot. Taking away the colour and cropping in close emphasizes her good looks and strong features...to me anyway.