Because even I am bored with this blog, I've decided to do something different.
First, there are two pictures today instead of only one.
Wow, Chesapeake Bay Woman, you've really stepped outside your comfort zone! Have you thought
Second, we're going to decide which of the two we like better and explain why. If this sounds like a compare and contrast question from
I'll go first because I can.
I like the first one best because the color is crisper and the emphasis is where it should be, which is strictly on the truck. The second shot is OK, but the colors and lines are duller, plus a bit of the road is visible at the bottom; I should have zoomed in just a bit more. (Once again, I just stopped in the middle of the road to take these pictures. This was off Route 14 near North not far from the old Club 14. Oh the stories I could tell about that place. Another time perhaps.)
However, in real life, the second shot was the essence of what I was trying to capture. See that archway of tree limbs just above the truck? The trees formed a tunnel around the truck. The headlights were like eyes peering out, unsure and very uncomfortable at the prospect of leaving the protection of the trees.
What do you think? First or second shot? Which one do you like better and why? If you don't like either one, that's fine too. There are no right or wrong responses.
For those of you preparing to run away screaming at the thought of discussing some barely discernible differences between two mediocre photos, answer this: Am I the only one who played with Tonka trucks as a kid? I had a red one that looked very similar to this one, and it was my favorite.
I love trucks, especially old ones.