No Exit, #3 — Which Version Do You Prefer?

These aren’t final images, just a project that I’m working on. I prefer the small area of sharpness in version #2 (Canon 45mm Tilt Shift lens), but prefer the overall look of version #1 (A lens I constructed from various optical parts). I think it would also make a big difference if I went in and lightened up the model’s face in version #2.

Any comments?

Photo No Exit #3 Version 1

No Exit #3 Version 1


Photo No Exit #3 Version 2

No Exit #3 Version 2

This entry was posted in Black and White Photography, New Project.


  1. Carl Baugher August 30, 2015 at 6:22 am #

    I like version 2 because I find it more dramatic. It seems more obvious that we’re focused on the figure rather than the background whereas in version 1, I can’t tell exactly what the focus of the image really is intended to be. Both are interesting images, however. I’d keep the mystery intact and NOT lighten up the figure’s face, btw.

  2. Nathaniel Bonini August 30, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    I like the first one. I think the longer depth of field accentuates the tunnel effect. The BG is not completely out of focus as in 2.

  3. Jon Witsell August 31, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    Thanks for the comments… it is still a work in progress. I like elements of both, so I’m going to reshoot and see what that gets me…

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