|Posted by S&J Explore|
Thanks for the feedback everyone! You all made some good points. I'm still split between the two, but I agree it depends on the context. I also like the concepts brought up fo the same shot with small differences that could change everything.
HA! You're still *split* between the two... Just had to point that out.
Anyway, I really want to like the first photo, but I can't. I find the dust amusing - I do, really, I like grime - but the background is distracting. Focusing on the center when such vibrant, isolated color lurks beyond it feels unnatural. If you wanted to focus on the dust AND draw automatic attention to it, I'd say get a darker or duller backdrop by turning when you shoot. Or maybe illuminate it with a beam of light to separate it better.