Some photos from the Eastern Sierras

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by bobmadison, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. bobmadison

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  2. Jefenator

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    Jeff
    Nice! I wish I was there...
    The B&W captures my imagination more, though I would probably back off on the contrast and explore the tonality a bit more. (But that's just me...)
     
  3. davect01

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    Dave
    Such beauty. :)
     
  4. fractal

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    Chris
    All good, #2 and #3 :bravo-009:
     
  5. bobmadison

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    Thanks All. I will work some more on the BW. The Eastern Sierra is photogenic.
     
  6. roundball

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    #2 & #3 are my favs...and simply responding to your question, the color version of the boardwalk scene is my preference.
    It shows (me) a lot more depth, leading the eyes way back deep into the scene, but that depth doesn't seem to be there or fades / disappears in the B&W version
     
  7. NickCyprus

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    Oct 11, 2012
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    Nick
    I prefer the color version from the two.
    Nice photos, #2 and #3 are me favs ;)
     
  8. CJScott

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    Carlos Scott
    I also prefer the color version of the boardwalk, though, like Jefenator pointed out, I would play with the tones a little
     
  9. chalkdust

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    Bert Cheney
    These are beautiful. I liked #2 and #4 best. My brain did an odd thing on the B&W. The right edge of the boardwalk is a line that continues along the left edge of the (damaged?) tree beyond. This split the image. In fact for a moment I thought it was a poor stitch job. The color version contains enough info for my brain see to the image properly. So, for a brain like mine, the color is better in this case. But in general B&W images of forests usually catch my interest and imagination very well because (I think) much of my earliest work was B&W and full of trees. :)
    Thanks for sharing these!
     
  10. bobmadison

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    Thanks for all the help. Had some minor surgery so am just getting back into it. Here is another BW version of the trail some adjustments and not tinted.
    All comments are welcome. Myself prefer the color version.

    22131917388_0f1dfa6afc_c. trail 2 by bobmadison2005, on Flickr
     

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  11. WNG

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    Will
    Gorgeous!
     
  12. chalkdust

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    Bert Cheney
    I like the second B&W better than the first. It looks more inviting to me.
     
  13. bobmadison

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    Thanks Will.
    Bert thanks I made sure that the end of the boardwalk did not get lost. I think it leads the eye better that way.
    Bob
     
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  14. mnhoj

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    Wonderful shots.
    I love it there.
    Another few photo stops I really like in that area if you've never been is Mosquito Flats/Rock Creek Lake/Tom's Place and upper McGee creek.
     
  15. jeffmurray

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    Jeff
    A great set. Sharp bright images - perfect compositions. Makes me want to go there!