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Walt Roycraft

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« on: October 19, 2015, 09:57:06 pm »

Pennyrile Forest State Park, Kentucky. I was there last weekend speaking at their fall photography weekend. Also had to judge 350 entries for the photo contest.

I had seen this tree across the lake earlier but it was in bright sun and no fog. Waited for the predawn the next morning and had lots of fog. I felt the tree was naked and being revealed by the lifting fog. Not sure which treatment is more dramatic. Would love any thoughts you might have.
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Re: Un-Clothed
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 12:32:10 am »

Nice.
I prefer the first, gentler version. I'm partial to soft fog shots. The second version feels a bit unnatural to me.
Others may differ.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 02:28:12 am »

I think the second is more dramatic and I also prefer it as I like the gradations of tone without the distraction of colour.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2015, 03:22:39 am »

I like both versions almost equally. The first one being much more realistic, at least how I imagine the scene. The second one is more dramatic. In the end, I give the first one a slight edge over the second.
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Re: Un-Clothed
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2015, 03:55:00 am »

I vote with Eric.

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Re: Un-Clothed
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2015, 04:25:02 am »

I prefer #1, the colour gives it an extra bit of life.

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 04:49:19 am »

I prefer #1, the colour gives it an extra bit of life.

+1 Thierry
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Re: Un-Clothed
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2015, 10:02:53 am »

These are both good, but I prefer the color processing. I like the quiet mood. There's not a lot of "spectacular" in the KY (or MO) landscape, compared with Western landscapes, so "quiet" works well. Yep, I am partial to the rolling hills, etc.
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Re: Un-Clothed
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2015, 02:26:44 pm »

I like the quiet mood. There's not a lot of "spectacular" in the KY (or MO) landscape, compared with Western landscapes, so "quiet" works well. Yep, I am partial to the rolling hills, etc.

Funny you said that. I came out with a book named "Quiet Places" earlier this year.
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Re: Un-Clothed
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2015, 02:28:05 pm »

Thank you, all. I love B&W but was leaning towards the color version, so color it is!
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Re: Un-Clothed
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2015, 03:42:38 am »

I'm a great fan of B&W, but I agree with the consensus here. I think this shot needs colour.

Jeremy
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Re: Un-Clothed
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2015, 03:18:57 pm »

I'm a great fan of B&W, but I agree with the consensus here. I think this shot needs colour.

Jeremy
Me too. I am generally addicted to B&W, but here I think the color (or colour, depending on your GPS location) is important here.

Eric
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Re: Un-Clothed
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2015, 11:08:29 pm »

While the second one is a fine picture, it lacks that little bit of "magic" that the first one has.  The color is what takes it over the top.
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