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B-W Versus Color
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Posted By: Jimbo, 07-15-2010, 10:25 PM

Played around with this shot in both B&W and Color. I am leaning towards the B&W. Cheers JIM





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B&W for me Jim...
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For me the B&W is too grey... I like the color... but I would sharpen it a tack bit more... I am off to the mountains in 8 days... you have wet my appetite!!
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B&W for me Jim...
Thank you for looking and commenting. JIM

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For me the B&W is too grey... I like the color... but I would sharpen it a tack bit more... I am off to the mountains in 8 days... you have wet my appetite!!
Good luck. I am heading to the Ocean next week. Appreciate you taking the time to comment. JIM

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Hey buddy, I'm going with the color - to me, the dead tree (a central "character" in the photo) is lost among the background in the B&W one - perhaps that can be modified by someone like you, who knows the ins and outs of PP. The color shot is wonderful.

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Hey buddy, I'm going with the color - to me, the dead tree (a central "character" in the photo) is lost among the background in the B&W one - perhaps that can be modified by someone like you, who knows the ins and outs of PP. The color shot is wonderful.

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I will play around with the B&W Jer. JIM
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I think the shot is to busy, which is why I like the B&W. The elements melt together in a pleasing way, instead of having distracting sections pop out of the picture in color.

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I would like to see it in B&W with the dead tree trunk in color. It would bring out the central focus, while keeping the background less distracting.

My 2 cents.

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Adjustment on the B&W.. Cropped and added contrast and highlights. JIM


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And the completed one. Interesting to go through the PP on a image little this and see the different looks you can get off the same photo. JIM

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The BW immediately above is OK, the others are way too dark. I like the color better, so far.

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The BW immediately above is OK, the others a way too dark. I like the color better, so far.
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I like the B&W from start to finish, but then I've always been a bit biased on the side of B&W...especially for landscapes and trees. Dead trees just make some great pictures. I'm always looking for a good dead tree to shoot.
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If one is to pick the color version, I wonder if that is almost like arguing against Ansel Adams . . . . .
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I like the final B&W version best - the tree & rocks stand-out against the foliage; whereas with the first ones they blended together more. The colour stood out well too. Very nice.
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