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Colors vs. BW

 
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Oct 10, 2013 19:07 |  #1

Which version do you prefer? BW or colors?

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Oct 10, 2013 23:07 |  #2

I like both.

I find the B&W one is dark and moody. The color one is not nearly as macabre.

Looks like there is a bump on the knuckle that could be cloned out.

Thanks for sharing your concept and interesting execution.


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Oct 10, 2013 23:28 |  #3

The mystique of B&W is my pick :-)
Colour version is nice, too.


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Oct 11, 2013 00:02 |  #4

i like the color one. i think a little more light on the girls eyes would be good.


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Oct 11, 2013 00:30 |  #5

I like the color one. I prefer a little more softer on the BW one.




  
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Oct 11, 2013 08:45 |  #6

BW! All day! ;)


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Oct 11, 2013 10:08 |  #7

BW for me - the mask seems to match the other edges better and the difference in skin tone is less obvious.



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Oct 11, 2013 10:23 |  #8

Nice idea, I like the b+w best.


I played a little with the idea of a bit of both:

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Oct 11, 2013 10:43 |  #9

funnky wrote in post #16362170 (external link)
i like the color one. i think a little more light on the girls eyes would be good.

Totally agree, I tried to bring it out more in post, but would look even more unnatural since it was my fault with not watching the lighting during shoot. :oops:

Bristol_James wrote in post #16362929 (external link)
BW for me - the mask seems to match the other edges better and the difference in skin tone is less obvious.



I lean more toward BW for the same reason. Also, BW version just seems more dramatic. The color version brings out a more warm beauty feeling, just not as powerful.

Martin Dixon wrote in post #16362968 (external link)
Nice idea, I like the b+w best.
I played a little with the idea of a bit of both:

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Very cool edit. You give me some new ideas for next shoot. Thank you sir! :D


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