This image of Prusik Peak and Gnome Tarn (Tarn = snow melt pond) I captured this October in the Enchantments, part of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, in Washington State.
Here is the original. Not too bad…this view gives a wide perspective and includes the bottom of the tarn.
Here is the first crop, cutting out part of both top and bottom, creating a panorama of sorts.
And here is the close crop, focusing in on the peak and reflection.
Do you prefer one over the others?
Please let me know your thoughts!
32 thoughts on “Prusik Peak: Which version is best?”
The second has more “wow” effect…both are great however.
Thanks, Chris. Tough call for me, I like all three!
That’s a tuff one for sure. 2 or 3 with a lean towards 2.
I like the original best. It gives a feeling of expansiveness but still pulls you in toward the peak. The crops just don’t do it for me as much.
Thank you…I like the sky on the right and the floor of the pond…but I also like seeing the peak close up!
The original, absolutely. You lose the dramatic feel you captured with the original in the crops.
I like the 1st and 2nd photo!
Thank you! Where about do you live in The Netherlands?
I live in the Southern Regio, close to Eindhoven!
Like most tourists when I was there I only visited Amsterdam…would love to tour the countryside! When is tulip season?
The best tulip months is in march/april/may 🙂
I think I like the first crop. But it is a tough call! Both are very nice.
Thanks Thelma! Yes, tough call!
Like all three as individual shots. Maybe I do prefer the middle one for the crop, as I do tend to like semi and full panorama type crops (but that is my personal like)
Yes, in the end it is all about a personal like/dislike. I have gotten many comments and the numbers are even as to which one is preferred. I like them all!
All of them are good and have their merits, but I prefer the second, as it keeps the sense of vastness but eliminates the partly featureless foreground. May I suggest another version, with just the crop of the second version in the bottom of the photo and the whole sky. 🙂
Thanks for the advice! I also love the sky in the image and felt bad cutting it out!
first one and last one, dislike the stretching my eyeball feeling of the middle one
Thanks Elisa, the sheer face of the peak is such a wonderful subject that the closeup brings out…
I like original. While I love landscapes, the floor of the pond tells a story with a bit of mystery…
Yes, the texture of the pond bottom is cool…and wide expanse encompassing. Thanks for your comment!
Most definitely the first: it gives a more dramatic & expansive feel to the image.
Thanks David. I also love the first image, I was using a 14mm lens (which I got primarily for nighttime imaging) but use it all the time now for landscapes.
They are all dramatic in their own ways. So it is hard to pick one out. 😀
Yes, the hardships of photo editing! 🙂
They are all beautiful but I like the expansive feel of the first two. Hard to pick 🙂
Hi Ingrid! Thank you! Same here, hard to pick!
I believe the last one would make the best print.. Keep climbing and shooing Andy..
Hey Martin! Thanks and not a problem!
All 3 are great. Why would you want to choose?
Hi Willem, Yes! I feel the same way! Love them all. The spot was so majestic.