Three Versions of Reservoir Park

After having missed this little gem of a park for the entirety of my 4+ decades on this earth, I found Reservoir Park to be completely charming! But, like I said before, this particular day was drizzly, gray, chilly, and nothing was in bloom yet, although we did have the charm of a nice lady walking her dog. (Chalk up another “win” to my great shoot planning. LOL)

Compton Hill Water Tower & Reservoir Park, St. Louis, MO Desaturated

When I got home, I had a dreary picture, so went to work on it in Photoshop and this was one of three results I got. I couldn’t decide on one, so I thought I would share all three. The first is the nice clear image with a slight desat.

(The next two versions after the jump…)

Unsure how I felt with the desaturation, I decided to go in the opposite direction and give it a more vibrant, almost fairytale-like feel…

Compton Hill Water Tower & Reservoir Park, St. Louis, MO HDR

Still somewhat unsure, I decided to try my Black & White idea for salvaging pictures I am otherwise unsure what to do with…

Compton Hill Water Tower & Reservoir Park, St. Louis, MO Black & White

The Hubs actually liked #3 the best. I, initially, leaned towards #2 at first, but now that some time has passed, I think I genuinely prefer the look of #1. There’s something almost New York-ish about it.

Which version do you prefer?

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