Monday, July 25, 2011

Help: If You Were Printing Pictures to Hang on Your Wall...?

I'm in the thick of one of my latest projects.
It is a project that I have been wanting to work on for a few years now.

I am printing pictures that I have taken all around the world over the last few years.

Including Alaska, Nevada, La Jolla, Monterey, Ireland, and around the Baltic Sea.

I am really excited about it.

My photo skills are very amateur, and actually a lot of the pictures that I'm printing are from my point and shoot camera.

Most of the shots I have already selected and edited.

But these pictures, taken on Valentia Island - which is along the Ring of Kerry in Ireland have me torn. I want to print one of them, but can't decide.

I love the all of the detail in the first shot. But it kinda bugs me how much of the building is cropped out.
The second shot shows the character of the building itself, but you lose some of the up close detail.

Help a sister out, and let me know which one you would pick to print and hang among a wall of photos from around the world.

Up Close:


Farther Away:

Thanks! And stay tuned for more posts about some of my older travels, and the picture hanging project!


  1. Gosh, I like them both! But I think I'm going to pick picture #1.. up close.
    Those are awesome!

  2. I'm with Heather. Up close. Love the red.

  3. I love the first one. Is there a way to crop it further so that it looks like you didn't get the whole building by choice?

  4. love the up close one. So pretty!

  5. The first is a bit awkward because of the crop. Personally, I would go with the second one. Both are beautiful, we know. Ow that if I had the weird crop on my wall, it would always bug me. :-)

  6. I love both, but I would frame the first one.

  7. Hi Kim! I'd go with the second one. I'm so OCD that the first one would bug me too, but the second one still conveys the blue pops of color with the outside seating, but the red is still there. I also love the texture and shading to the typically-considered-boring side of the building. I think there might be more in the second photo upon closer inspection that would please the eye. Just my amateur opinion though. I can't wait to see which one you choose!

  8. If it were me I'd choose the first,
    and would crop out the little bit of empty space on the right side of the photo and have the red building fill the whole picture.
    Love that red!


  9. I don't think you could go wrong with either! They're both fun pictures!

    (wasn't that helpful?!? :))

  10. First one! It's way more interesting and artsy.

  11. i love them both but when i was deciding i kept coming back to the 2nd picture. i love the contrast of the blue sky with the red on the building. in love with red/blue!

  12. I like the look of the second one best!

  13. Looks who's getting artsy now!! :)
    I for sure like the first one, but it depends on the other photos... are they all holistic like the second of your shots here or is there a mix?