Reader Vote – Which do you prefer?

Two of the same image, Just processed differently in Photomatix Pro 4.1

Which do you prefer and why? There is no wrong opinion, only that you have one.

A or B and why?  Vote in comments




  1. kirk gravatt October 16, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    Definitely B

  2. Scott Plauche October 16, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    B. I like the darker rocks. Seems more like what my eyes would see.

  3. Pat Harris October 16, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    B. The darker rocks and the bottoms of the clouds look more natural to me.

  4. Duane October 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm #


    More Natural Looking, but i would like to see just a little more in the shadow area of the rocks out in the water. Something close to what you see on the first part of the rock thats in the sand.

    • Ann October 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

      I still like A better now that I’m viewing it on my computer screen. I like all the additional detail that can be seen in it.

  5. Ann October 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    Wow, I guess I just march to a beat of a different drummer…or maybe viewing it on my phone instead of a computer?

  6. Khiba October 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    A. I love seeing more detail in the water, sand and the rocks, even if the sky is a bit surrealistic.

  7. Miguel Palaviccini October 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Agree with everyone above, B. I like the natural tones of the second image a bit more. I wonder if you could process one the was in between the two (but possibly closer to B) and see what we thought then 🙂

  8. Mike Matenkosky October 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    ‘B’ – It looks more natural to me.

  9. Greg Stevenson October 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    The sky from B and everything else from A

  10. Jim Kiefer October 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    B, because it is intense but natural. A would not exist, even on a sunny day.

    To have light, have shadow you must. Something Yoda would have said.

  11. Dave October 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    B. A is too surreal. Especially the green stuff on the rocks

  12. Rita Smith October 16, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    B for sure as it is more intense, A looks good too, but B pulls the eye towards it….

  13. Marea Breedlove October 16, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    OK, I guess I am one of the odd balls. I love A. I think the sky is more dramatic, the sun is lighting up the water more and I can see the colors in the rocks. I would hang A on my wall before B.

  14. Patrick Monaghan October 17, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    I go with A. I preffer the detail in the rocks, although the sky is a little overdone. But, overall I preffer A.

  15. Sennie October 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    I am going against the grain because hey it’s what I do. I like A because I can see more details and it feels just more intense to me

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