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MattyD

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In the mist, in the woods
« on: April 03, 2014, 04:51:44 pm »

Hi All,

Just a couple of random shots from a recent walk in the woods.



Anyone have a preference?

Option 1



Or

Option 2

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Re: In the mist, in the woods
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 07:53:10 pm »

Well option 1 has the great impact on first look. BUT option 2 has more intrigue, more staying power. I prefer option 2.
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Re: In the mist, in the woods
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 04:21:29 am »

For me it's #1, as I find #2 just too washed out.

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Re: In the mist, in the woods
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 07:03:15 am »

I agree with Paulo, version #1 is the best and for the same reasons already mentioned.
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Re: In the mist, in the woods
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 08:10:46 am »

I lean toward 1 as well.
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Re: In the mist, in the woods
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 08:41:04 am »

For me it's #1, as I find #2 just too washed out.

I hear you. But I think(for me) #1 is a dime a dozen. Very familiar processing, seen it a million times.
#2 I don't think it's "washed out" just has much lower contrast. You don't see processing like that as often, maybe because it's riskier.
Maybe that's why I prefer it.

I am sure there is no right or wrong here...just expressing my very humble thought process.
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Re: In the mist, in the woods
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 03:32:53 pm »

Hi Guys,

cheers for the feedback. In the end, with that particular image, i oppted for option 3 ;)



It occurred to me that maybe colour would look better, and I think with the moss, it kinda does.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2014, 03:35:19 pm by MattyD »
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Re: In the mist, in the woods
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2014, 06:11:18 pm »

I agree. Option 3 wins for me.
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Re: In the mist, in the woods
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2014, 09:33:18 am »

Yes, I like it in colour. Agree about the temptation to increase contrast not always being worth following through on.

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Re: In the mist, in the woods
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2014, 03:55:03 am »

In this case, I also prefer the color version over the B&W.
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Re: In the mist, in the woods
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2014, 04:02:01 am »

For me it's #1, as I find #2 just too washed out.

I agree.

The colour version has its own appeal, but the mood is completely different from #1: there's no brooding danger and nothing sinister. Unlike #2, it's pretty; but, IMHO, not special.

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Re: In the mist, in the woods
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2014, 04:28:11 am »

#1 and #2 and I prefer #1 since it the less common.
You don't need the color - I'd rather try to bring out the contrast to the moss in the b/w conversion process.
The color, imo brings back too much realism, which I believe is not desirable here.
Both images have a very nice dreamy, magical and unreal atmosphere - well done !
Cheers
~Chris
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