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Which of the two?

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by alaios, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Black and white or colour?
    i-PMS6TXB-L.

    i-NngMb53-L.


    Regards
    Alex
     

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  2. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    B&W. Add some vignetting and drama to ut.
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I would say neither, not sure what you were going for.
     
  4. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk
    neither particular grab me,I just do not see what you are trying to convey,
    but I never would chose black and white as we can never see in black and white
     
  5. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    As it is I have to agree it feels a bit unfocused (no pun intended), you might try cropping it in a bit. I think has potential with some cropping and a bit of vignette. It could be a rather unsettling image. As to Color or BW...BW definitely.
     
  6. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    I agree, B&W.
     
  7. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2013
    :doh:
     
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  8. shotupdave

    shotupdave TalkEmount Regular

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    Jul 22, 2014
    Torrance, CA
    Dave
    I suggest you go look at the works on Ansel Adams, Minor White, Dorthea Lange, Cartier Breson and George Hurrell before making such a statement.
     
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  9. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    It's an opinion, he's entitled to both own it and express it. You on the other hand are entitled to agree or disagree with it.

    Politely.

    The photographers you list are/were masters of the B&W craft. Many (I'll go out on a limb and say most) current "photographers" are trying to ride the coat tails of those great masters. Usually they fail miserably. Frankly I agree with him in that 90% of the shots I see that are either taken on B&W film or converted to B&W from a digital negative would work better as a color shot.

    But that's just my opinion, worth what you paid for it. Again, feel free to agree or disagree.

    Politely.

    Thanks for your attention. :)
     
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  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Ok, everyone chill before anything gets out of hand.

    Obviously the OP thinks there is something worthy in the shot. I personally don't see it, but I am no expert.

    Perhaps a little explanation of what you were going for.
     
  11. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    The colours are not great, so I would say B&W but the real problem with this photo is there's not enough hand. The hand is your subject, but it doesn't dominate the photo. Just using 'rule of thirds' won't create that. The subject needs to pop out. It doesn't and the surrounding distracts. A very shallow DOF might have helped.

    I agree with dixeyk that some cropping and vignetting would help.

    I hope you don't mind but here's a quick edit cropped and with vignetting added.

    i-8vHKR3c-800x800.
     
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  12. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    We don't see in only 2 dimensions either. Not all photos are meant to convey what we see from our eyes. Some are meant to show what we see from our heart and/or soul and that may at times be better communicated with black and white.

    Fair enough for you though if you never want to use black and white.
     
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  13. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Colin's attempt certainly gave the photo a new "meaning"!
     
  14. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    942
    Jul 3, 2013
    Indeed, unless your are a one eye pirate! :D
    Seriously though Mods, you do not expect a blunt statement like that to be posted without some reaction from other members. ;)

    Regards
     
  15. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Thus the cool it statement.

    The last thing I want is to be heavy handed, and don't in any way desire to hush opinions, so feel free to express opinions, but keep it civil and respectful.

    So far the joy of this forum is that we as MODS have had very little to do, let's keep it this way.
     
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  16. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Thanks Colin I appreciate