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John Cothron

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Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:52:25 am »

I was on the way to the office the other day, thinking even when I got in the vehicle about how neat all the fog around looked.  In short, I decided the office could wait a little and took a short detour.  Ended up being a really pleasing morning for studying light.

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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 08:09:00 am »

Black and white?

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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 09:16:08 am »

I like it a lot. You're very lucky to have such a nice scenery near your office/home.
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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 09:38:17 am »

I agree - B&W would be worth a try.

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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 10:03:24 am »

Nice scene and I agree with the others, a mono conversion might be just the thing for it.
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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 10:13:02 am »

I think the colors actually add some interest that mono might be missing. Would consider cropping the bottom so the tree isn't leaning on the bottom of the frame. The composition is slightly unbalanced in its surface distribution for my taste <--------- (to indicate that it is just 1 personal opinion).

But definitely worth keeping the office waiting.
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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 10:20:11 am »

I like this (colour version) very much. Of course, in the hands of someone who really knows how, I might like the B&W, too.
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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 03:35:47 pm »

I like this (colour version) very much. Of course, in the hands of someone who really knows how, I might like the B&W, too.
That's just the way I feel about it.
Bautiful!

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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 11:14:58 pm »

It is lovely as is, but an attempt at b&w may be worthwhile.

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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 06:58:35 am »

I appreciate all the comments.  I had considered coming back to this composition and doing a black and white version as well.  I actually thought I may end up liking it better than the color version.  I spent some time this morning doing it and it is attached.  Now that I've done it, although I like it just as well I can't say "better".  I like them both for different reasons.

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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 07:32:44 am »

I prefer the color version.
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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2017, 08:07:41 am »

Now that I've done it, although I like it just as well I can't say "better".  I like them both for different reasons.

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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2017, 09:28:01 am »

+2. Nice.

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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2017, 09:38:44 am »

I like them equally!

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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2017, 01:51:20 pm »

I prefer the color version.

Yes I do too, as I think that it is the muddy tones (no pun intended) within the lower part of the original colour image, that gives it life.

I appreciate all the comments.  I had considered coming back to this composition and doing a black and white version as well.  I actually thought I may end up liking it better than the color version.  I spent some time this morning doing it and it is attached.  Now that I've done it, although I like it just as well I can't say "better".  I like them both for different reasons.

You know John, I have found over the years that it can often be the case that the better candidates for B/W conversions, are usually the images with lots of bright colours in them, as flat and muted coloured images as shown to good effect in the original shot, usually only translate into muted monochrome images, whereas it is usually the more contrasty a B/W image appears to be, that seems to make it more successful. This is not always the case I agree, but it does seem to be the case more often than not.

But none the less always worth a try  :)

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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2017, 04:25:27 pm »

If I hadn't seen the color version, I would have been delighted with the B&W.
But, oh that color!
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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2017, 07:51:57 pm »

It's fine work, John.
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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2017, 04:31:30 am »

Are the colour and B&W the same shot? The ripples on the water look different. Not that it makes any difference, I suppose: I think the colour is necessary in this instance.

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Re: Moody Morning on Lake Lanier
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2017, 05:22:40 am »

Colour for me. Otherwise, the "muddy" aspect of the foreground is lost.
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