4/07/2009

Decisions!

I've finally narrowed it down to two, but I cannot decide. I'm trying to pick which photo I want to have printed on gallery wrapped canvas to hang in my living room, right above my TV. Also not sure what size to do...I'm thinking 20x30, but wondering if that is TOO big. Here are the choices:









I like this one simply because I can at least partially see their faces...BUT...





I like this one because having the faces hidden also hides the lack of detail/sharpness in their eyes, I like the vignetting, and I like the emotion and sentiment expressed by their holding hands.

So...vote away!! Tell me why you would choose one over the other...assuming you were me and these were YOUR kids and it was your living room...

13 comments:

Sharkey said...

I would have to say #2. Sharpness issues aside, I just like it better. I think the fact that you can't see their faces makes the image about their relationship instead of them as individuals.

As far as the size goes, cut out a piece of cardboard, or tape some newspapers together to get the size you want. Then put the template where you plan to hang the canvas to see if the size works.

Lola said...

I'm also voting for #2. I like the first one, too, but the second seems more like "art" that you'd hang on the wall, rather than just a photo you took on your day out.

chris said...

I vote for #2. I think it conveys a stronger sense of story and captures a moment with two brothers, the older caring for the younger. You captured a great moment!

Meegs said...

#2 definitely.
Basically for all the reasons that the above posters mentioned.

Anonymous said...

Nessa picks #2 & my vote is for 20x30, because if you went with a 16x20 print and framed/matted it, you end up with about the same size.

Heidi said...

#2

jim.texas said...

#2 looks to the future, I'd go with it.

Kristina Shedlock said...

I like the 2nd one. It is very cute. There is something very sweet about the holding hands.
Kristy

The Bossy Yankee said...

I think the 20 by 30 is going to look awesome.

I think the second one, I don't know why I love it better, but I just do.

Anonymous said...

#2-- definitely!

Sara said...

Looks like I'm not alone in voting for #2!
To me, it's very timeless. You know these are your boys, and they will always know it's them as well. The sentiment expressed is precious, and it captures this moment in time so well - to 'let them be little' - yet it also seems to portray hope for the future that they will always be there for each other. Am I getting too philosophical with a portrait?
I love the coloring and the vignetting as well! Great shot.

Redhead Mommy said...

Although I'd want to see their faces, too, I'm still thinking I like #2 better, as well! Same as what Lola said, I think the second one is more artistic and expressive.

sometrouble said...

#2 is more "fine-artsy" I think it will hold more timelessness for longer as the boys grow up. Where are you planning on having the canvas made? I am looking into doing that soon...and have no idea who does a good job.

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