I prefer the infrared photo, because the sky in the upper-left above the cloud bank is much darker than in the regular one, thus making the image more ominous. Also, the additional darkness sets up a better contrast with the clouds
Interesting - thanks Dave . Last time I checked opinions seemed to be split down the middle, but in that case I would have assumed you on the other side of the fence. I will have to review that
Btw, neither nor shot are cropped. I try as often as possible to capture the content I want to show without post cropping. Even when I present a square I usually take either the full height or full width of the shot as the base side length, depending on the shooting format.