BW or Colour ? ( images)

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Nic Christie
Nic Christie Senior Member • Posts: 1,210
BW or Colour ? ( images)

Which is best or better can't decide ?

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Keenasmustard Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: BW or Colour ? ( images)

I think it has potential I black and white. I would increase the contrast more before converting to black and white t give it a bit of punch.

Nic Christie
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How's this

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naskomarinov Forum Member • Posts: 88
Re: How's this

It's nice in BW with more contrast but my advise is to work a little on the upper sky. I mean the big gray cloud. More detail in it will give more content on the sky.
Nice picture. I like it.

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l_objectif
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Re: BW or Colour ? ( images)

It could be a nicer shot with more time in PP. Gloomy days look always better in B/W IMHO.
This is more or less how I imagine it! But it was done very quickly!

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lambert4
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Re: How's this

I like it with the slightlymore contrast here, in B&W. I agree a little more selective contrast or sharpening in the large grey cloud to mirror the shore line a little might add drama to the image. Regardless beautiful picture thanks for sharing.
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MrGubrz
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Re: BW or Colour ? ( images)

Either
So long as neither still has the wall o cloud at the top

I kinda like the color... Needs some color tweaking, but the colors are almost there for the subject matter

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Re: BW or Colour ? ( images)

I have a natural affinity for the B/W image. However it needs more contrast and general brightening. if you were doing the conversion in LR or something similar I'd say to try different color filters for the base B/W conversion.

hello world Regular Member • Posts: 331
Re: BW or Colour ? ( images)

Always B&W unless color actually ADDS something to the image, but it rarely does.

B&W clearly shows the contrasts and shapes, which make an image (in my opinion) much more attractive....

This might be not the best image I shot (dont have color/BW of the same image in my gallery at the time), but just to show...

This image also does nothing in color;

s_grins
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Re: BW or Colour ? ( images)

B&W photo disturbs me like a disaster after tsunami.
I like first photo
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Aleo Veuliah
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Re: BW or Colour ? ( images)

I like both, but this one in colors look better

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Nic Christie
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Gone more dramatic ...any better?

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Keenasmustard Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: How's this

Definitely going in the right direction! i agree about the sky. But great photo!

Keenasmustard Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: Gone more dramatic ...any better?

Just a thought....how does it look if you flip thenpicture so the boat is in the bottom right?

elithrar Regular Member • Posts: 110
Re: Gone more dramatic ...any better?

Crop it square so you lose the wall of cloud completely? That's mostly my anti-2:3 portrait hater speaking, though

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Nic Christie
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Not so good flipped
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Nic Christie
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I think thats cracked it

Really happy now with both the colour and the BW cropped square I think they really work a lot better.
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Peter Rongsted Senior Member • Posts: 1,641
Re: I think thats cracked it

The square crop is best.

I like the color version better than the b/w version but I think it is a little to dark. I would like the brightest clouds to be white.

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Nic Christie
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there yi=ou go

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Keenasmustard Regular Member • Posts: 135
Re: there yi=ou go

Yup I agree they both look really good cropped!

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