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Two Times Colosseum - B&W versus Colour
Lens: 105mm Camera: K20d Photo Location: Rome ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: Rense, 04-03-2010, 10:48 AM

Shot with the Tamron Adaptall 105/2.5 from the Palatine Hill, the residence of the Roman Emperors.
The same photo, once the original colour, once a B&W conversion.
I Did the main adjustments in LR, but had bring contrast in the
sky with PS Elements 7.

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04-03-2010, 10:54 AM   #2
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Both very pleasant pictures!
In the B&W-picture the Colosseum is more emphasized, that's why I prefer this version.

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Thanks a lot Iris!
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I prefer the B/W


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B&W for sure! Powerful image! Well done!

I'm more than a little envious of you for being able to be in such an historic and photogenic location! (-:
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I like the color of the stone. You did not ask, but I'd crop off some sky to make it about the same thickness on top as the grass on the bottom, for balance.
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Well...guess I'm the odd man out...cause I like them both equally well
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B&W hands down. I find the sky over processed. Consider a slight haze removal.

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Both are beautiful

I'm more for the B&W though
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I don't usually go for BW, but the graphic nature of the colloseum and the character of the stone appear to come out better in the BW version. Notice how the light through the window and the right pillars is pronounced in a way that reinforces the character of the place. A place of strong built stone and light.

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Thank you all for your input and thoughts!
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Great perspective of a much photographed location Rense. You've managed to capture its character well - particularly the B&W conversion.

Thanks for sharing.

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I think I'll go with the B&W, as well - although, like Jan, I like them both.

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Being a contrarian, I prefer the color because I see in color and dream in color.
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I like the shot in both versions. But being me... I prefer the B&W...

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