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BobDavid

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Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« on: January 17, 2012, 10:00:39 PM »

Here are two versions of this photo of Italian Greyhounds. I am curious to hear which version is the better of the two. I've got a little background story at http://goo.gl/lXK4q
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Re: Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 11:50:43 PM »

My vote: color. And rather nice color.
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Re: Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 01:42:23 AM »

Agreed. It separates the two animals better, making each an individual.

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Re: Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 03:54:31 AM »

Colour. The b&w lacks bite  ;)

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Re: Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 05:31:43 AM »

 :)Colour for me too.

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Re: Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 08:54:24 AM »

How could there even be a question? The dogs markings are critical elements that only the color version can show.

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Re: Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 01:18:57 PM »

How could there even be a question? The dogs markings are critical elements that only the color version can show.
Russ, I'm shocked. MISSING APOSTROPHE ALERT! (I'll forgive the missing "u".)

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Re: Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 01:36:26 PM »

Good grief, Jeremy. Mea culpa! I've got to slow down when I do this stuff.

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Re: Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2012, 01:46:16 PM »

Great looking dogs. I agree that the color is better.
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Re: Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2012, 04:00:15 PM »

Also vote for color, although both images look good, think color suits the most
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Re: Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2012, 04:04:43 PM »

Russ, I'm shocked. MISSING APOSTROPHE ALERT! (I'll forgive the missing "u".)

 :)

Jeremy

Jeremy, Forgot to add that you can find the "u" right there in Manchester. That's where we yanks left it.

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Re: Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 06:35:05 PM »

For me it comes down to 'purpose' or expectation.

If the image is to offer a description of the dogs' features then the colour defines the features more accutately.

If, on the other hand, the image is a 'portrait' of the dogs then I far prefer the black & white.  But then, I would, wouldn't I?

Either way, a commendable shot.

Regards,

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Re: Color or B&W? I cannot decide.
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2012, 09:58:08 AM »

Another vote for the colour version. For reasons amply explained above.
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