I’ll Watch Out For You

Ill Watch Out For You

I'll Watch Out For You

My niece and nephew helped me make this image by walking up and down a nearby field. We were there to take just some “couples” themed photos of their parents (which will likely appear on another day this week), but I ended up liking this photo of them best.

Though my original intent was to capture the image of them walking towards me, I preferred the emotion created of this look, with them walking away.  Though some may view this as “wrong” not to see the faces of the children, I tend to think this falls under that big subjective umbrella of opinion.

You can see two other versions of this photo I processed as well, the original full color view and one of a desaturated (some color left) look.   Here are thumbnails of those images on which you can click through to the larger sizes:

I'll Watch Out For You I'll Watch Out For You 2

I often find it difficult to decide which “look” is more fitting to an image.  My friend Rich Legg recently posted an article discussing this same dilemma, asking his readers to respond how they choose when to process and present an image in black and white versus the color one.  In the end, it is a very subjective thing that I end up making a gut reaction on, or, as in this case, I leave it up to other viewers to weigh in.

So, which version do you like best?

Canon 40D, 24-105L, 1/1600 at f/4 and 100 ISO
processed with Lightroom and Photoshop