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stamper

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Which works best?
« on: November 08, 2013, 10:43:22 am »

Glasgow cathedral taken from the nearby Necropolis. A fantastic location for visitors to the City.

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Re: Which works best?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2013, 10:44:26 am »

Color for me.

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2013, 11:14:28 am »

Depending on your processing you can do great things with both of them.
Not yet at a stage to decide.
Finish both and then re-present!
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Re: Which works best?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013, 12:02:46 pm »

I'll go with the B&W, Stamper. The color's nice, but the picture is about the cathedral spire against the clouds and the color detracts from that thrust.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013, 12:14:20 pm »

My imagination or are the shadows opened up a little more in the B/W? Agree with Russ that the B/W focuses more on the spire, but I like the colors too.

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 12:21:43 pm »

Color.  Hands down.
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Re: Which works best?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2013, 02:04:42 pm »

Now that I notice the title, necropolis or city of the dead, and realize that there are gravestones, I was thinking that the spire in the color version contributed a rather gothic atmosphere that the color version emphasizes, along with the sky. I am back to color because of the correlation with the mood of a necropolis. Probably makes no sense but then hey!

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2013, 02:13:45 pm »

I find the color version a bit overdone - looking more like a painting than a photograph. If that's what you wanted then you did a great job, but I am of the (seemingly minority) position that photos should look like photos.
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Re: Which works best?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2013, 02:58:51 pm »

Stamper, the colour is dark and sinister, the bw is lighter and easier to digest. The whole scene is cramped in my estimation (the vegetation) but compelling. The lofty church sitting above the bodies resting place, the spirt can ascend higher into the sky space. I could go on for ages ;D and yes I am sober.

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Re: Which works best?
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2013, 03:55:37 pm »

Colour.

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2013, 04:41:42 pm »

Since I like to mess with other peoples images I allowed myself to go a bit over the top here.
Basically its a crazy mix between color and b/w postprocessing ...

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Re: Which works best?
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2013, 06:16:58 pm »

Christoph,

Your version needs a witch riding on a broom in the upper left sky area.
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Re: Which works best?
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2013, 06:27:40 pm »

Christoph,

Your version needs a witch riding on a broom in the upper left sky area.

I tried really hard using content aware fill on this corner, but the witch refused to appear .... :P

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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2013, 06:55:14 pm »

Pardon me for saying this, but both could benefit from more time spent processing and in different ways.  Usually I'm drawn to B&W but in this case depending on the final version I might be swayed.
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Re: Which works best?
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2013, 10:47:50 pm »

Colour.

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Re: Which works best?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2013, 01:45:51 am »

Colour for me too.

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Re: Which works best?
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2013, 02:51:43 am »

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Re: Which works best?
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2013, 03:53:03 am »

Thanks for the feedback.

Quote Steve.

Pardon me for saying this, but both could benefit from more time spent processing and in different ways.  Usually I'm drawn to B&W but in this case depending on the final version I might be swayed.

Unquote

How far does one go and how different can they be? I don't believe in spending many hours on an image because the danger is it becomes a never done. I sometimes start over again on a different day with different thoughts. At the end of the day it is the photographers vision and others have their own ideas. :)

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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2013, 08:40:21 am »

Thanks for the feedback.

Quote Steve.

Pardon me for saying this, but both could benefit from more time spent processing and in different ways.  Usually I'm drawn to B&W but in this case depending on the final version I might be swayed.

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How far does one go and how different can they be? I don't believe in spending many hours on an image because the danger is it becomes a never done. I sometimes start over again on a different day with different thoughts. At the end of the day it is the photographers vision and others have their own ideas. :)


I think that's exactly what it is.  I'm looking at it and thinking I'd expand the tones a bit and perhaps adjust the colour, and your eye just likes it as is.  What draws me to this photograph is the way the larger version leads your eye through the trees and to the castle, so I want to make that transition smoother and more defined at the same time.

Sometimes with my favourite images I'll go back another day and make another version and I'll keep doing this until it feels right.  Sometimes over 10 versions.

In any case it's a great image.  I enjoyed it.
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Re: Which works best?
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2013, 09:39:20 am »

Thanks Steve. The "castle" is actually Glasgow Cathedral.

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Glasgowcathedral.jpg&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Cathedral&h=194&w=259&sz=1&tbnid=AUbBvwt2FKHeLM:&tbnh=160&tbnw=213&zoom=1&usg=__C1QnFFpLEXAxXVuFvbrCGJcx7NE=&docid=aXiTo7vg2M6Y9M&itg=1&sa=X&ei=rEd-UrGQCIKO0AWqgAE&sqi=2&ved=0CJABEPwdMAo

Open to the public for free viewing alas being worked on - exterior wise - at the moment and the Necropolis lies behind it. Huge and interesting and hasn't had any burials for several years so nobody is getting " disturbed". Any time I am in there I keep thinking of the film Carrie from about 40 years ago where a praying women was subject to a hand coming out of the ground and clutching her. A real shocker at the time.
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