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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by alaios, Oct 18, 2014.
Black and white or colour?
B&W. Add some vignetting and drama to ut.
I would say neither, not sure what you were going for.
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
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.
I agree, B&W.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for your attention.
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.
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.
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.
Colin's attempt certainly gave the photo a new "meaning"!
Indeed, unless your are a one eye pirate!
Seriously though Mods, you do not expect a blunt statement like that to be posted without some reaction from other members.
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.
Thanks Colin I appreciate