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Which one should I print?

post #1 of 29
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I'm going to get a photo printed onto canvas, and I can't decide which one to do. What do you guys think?

1.


2.


3.


4.


or 5.
post #2 of 29
Thread Starter 
D'oh, I meant to add a poll!

Could one of the mods please add a poll with the options of Photo 1, Photo 2, up to Photo 5?

Thanks
post #3 of 29
no poll yet but Id go with photo # 2, I love it!!
post #4 of 29
I love 1 and 2 the best.
post #5 of 29
I like both 1 and 2 the best.
post #6 of 29
Ok, Sarah... there's your poll, but darned if I know how to vote!! They're all gorgeous, and I guess I'd want to know where it would be displayed.
post #7 of 29
I really, really, love #5, and #3 is my second choice, but they are all beautiful!
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
Ok, Sarah... there's your poll, but darned if I know how to vote!! They're all gorgeous, and I guess I'd want to know where it would be displayed.
Thank you!!! It's going to go above our bed. Our room is white, and our bedspread is a darkish blue. We alternate between 2 sets of sheets - one set is light blue, the other is cream.
post #9 of 29
I would go for the darker one because nighttime is restful (like #5) and not all sunny and bright. Also would look good with the dark bed. I love the balance of #3.
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Thank you!!! It's going to go above our bed. Our room is white, and our bedspread is a darkish blue. We alternate between 2 sets of sheets - one set is light blue, the other is cream.
Above your bed where you can see it when you're laying in bed? Or where you see it when you walk into the room? How large of a print are you getting?

My personal preference would be #2, with #1 as a close second.
post #11 of 29
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No, we can't see it while laying in bed, we'll see it when walking in the room. I'm getting a 12 x 18 print - they're on sale for half price at the moment!
post #12 of 29
I really love the 4th one! #2 is pretty too, but it seems to me to be too typical of a picture of an island.
post #13 of 29
they always seem to come out a bit darker on canvas so I think 1 or 2 as they will show better on canvas
post #14 of 29
I prefer the brightness of 1 or 2. I find 3, 4 & 5 too dark. I personally would choose #1 - to me it is stunning. Even #2 has too much dark green in it for my taste.

I am of the type that prefers lots of light and brightness unlike my hubby who will turn lights on instead of opening drapes to let the beautiful natural light in - what's up with that!
post #15 of 29
I like 2 and 5 the best, but they're all beautiful!
post #16 of 29
Wow! I voted for five, but they're all very nice!
post #17 of 29
Number 5 is my choice! It's different, not the usual tropical scene... and oh, the colors! It looks so warm and inviting, you just want to wade in and swim out to that little Island of Slumber...
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Thank you!!! It's going to go above our bed. Our room is white, and our bedspread is a darkish blue. We alternate between 2 sets of sheets - one set is light blue, the other is cream.
Hmmmm...Number 2, I think -- best combo of light/dark, and I think the predominant green is a good accent, rather than more blue/white to blend into the room colours. Second choice would be Numer 5.
post #19 of 29
How much room do you have on your wall? Why not do a series or a group of two or three? For three together I would use #2, #5, #3 in that order.
post #20 of 29
They are all beautiful, but I think the bright colors and contrast of #2 would be the best for printing on canvas.
post #21 of 29
Ooh! Can I go to any of these places? They are all nice but 2 has the nicest balance of plants and water.
post #22 of 29
They are all so gorgeous, I can't choose
post #23 of 29
I know cost is a factor as well as space, but if you can afford more than one print you could turn your bedroom into a tropical paradise. I took the liberty of copying your pictures (sorry, didn't ask permission first ) and worked out several possible arrangements. See what you think.

Two photos


Three photos


All five, arrangement 1


All five, arrangement 2


If you want to stay with just one, could you afford a larger print, something along the lines of 20X30 or 24X36? That would make a dramatic statement. Also, the darker pictures can be lightened in the printing process, so that does not necessarily have to be a consideration.
post #24 of 29
#5 was my vote

I love #2 because it reminds me of Kauai and all wonderful tropical islands

But the last one, five, is gorgeosly perfect. It seems a little dark, so maybe if you can brighten the colors somehow, then five is my vote
post #25 of 29
i would say 1 or 2 I voted for 2
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by GoldyCat View Post
I know cost is a factor as well as space, but if you can afford more than one print you could turn your bedroom into a tropical paradise. I took the liberty of copying your pictures (sorry, didn't ask permission first ) and worked out several possible arrangements. See what you think.

If you want to stay with just one, could you afford a larger print, something along the lines of 20X30 or 24X36? That would make a dramatic statement. Also, the darker pictures can be lightened in the printing process, so that does not necessarily have to be a consideration.
Wow, thanks! I'm going for one 12 x 18 because an Australian department store is doing a special on 12 x 18's for about USD$25! We have an Australian PO Box which forwards over here, so won't pay extra for shipping.

But before I go ordering more than one, I'd like to make sure the quality is good.
post #27 of 29
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Ooh! Can I go to any of these places? They are all nice but 2 has the nicest balance of plants and water.
It's all the same place - the island of Mahe in the Seychelles.
post #28 of 29
Composition wise, the photo should be considered in thirds kind of like a tick tack toe grid. That being said, I would vote for one or 5 if you could crop off some of the sky, making both of them composed of three thirds. I think number 5 would be especially striking that way.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by gailuvscats View Post
From a composition and subject matter viewpoint, photo one has a better layout as far as foreground, middle and backround. It also offers more color, texture and variety. The only one that comes close in my estimation is # 5, but # 1 is brighter and is better balalanced.

I would only do number one.
Thanks, that's what I've just decided on thanks to everyone's suggestions for just those reasons!

How exciting!
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