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ripgriffith

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Re: Hibiscus, a Monochromatic Study
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2013, 06:16:30 AM »

I totally don't get why anyone would prefer dark version over this. But then, there is no accounting for taste.
And I  totally don't get why anyone would prefer the lighter version over the dark one, but then, there's no accounting for taste.
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Chris Calohan

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Re: Hibiscus, a Monochromatic Study
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2013, 09:34:09 AM »

I like both of them, almost equally so I printed both, and hung them side by side at a friend's gallery. Everyone who's seen them like both though a few have leaned dark, a few light, pretty much like this forum.

There is no accounting for taste, though in my art time on this earth, I'm quite sure I've experienced more distaste than good taste, but then who am I to make that determination. Frankly, I wouldn't own a Dali (and don't) but would kill for a Kathe Kollwitz, (which I don't own either).
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Chris Calohan

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Re: Hibiscus, a Monochromatic Study
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2013, 01:18:52 PM »

And for all of you who could not decide between a dark or light version..here's the compromise...which I also find pleasing.

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Re: Hibiscus, a Monochromatic Study
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2013, 02:05:32 PM »

Hi Chris-

I like all the versions of this image. It is quite striking. The leaf doesn't bother me at all. It can be a bit difficult to settle on one version when there are so many options available in post processing. A lot of people disparage flower shots but I love to photograph and look at flowers. Thanks for showing this.

Michael
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Re: Hibiscus, a Monochromatic Study
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2013, 04:05:18 PM »

What I find objectionable in the darker version(s) is not that it is darker, but the strange bluish tint it acquires. Perhaps warmer dark would work better?

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« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2013, 05:03:23 PM »

I tried a selenium toner...perhaps too heavy. I'll look at a different tone.
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