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Dec 12, 2013 05:27 |  #1

First one is tonemapped with Photomatix; second one is inverted then B&W.
I liked the abstract feel to these stairs after inverting - what do you think?


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Dec 12, 2013 13:46 |  #2

personally I think the color version is superior. you already have "patina" in the scene alone. the second version is more graphic because of your print choice however the color adds a nice differential in tone missing from the second print.




  
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Dec 13, 2013 22:53 |  #3

I like the second one better, the patterns seem more pronounced in it. Would be tempted to crop the top to the top of the first step, eliminating all the extraneous junk and sky.


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Dec 14, 2013 09:03 |  #4

I like second one better...
would probably be better if just straight BW without the inversion process.


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Dec 14, 2013 10:47 |  #5

Since it's already sort of noisy, I might go all the way with http://www.prime-junta.net …ack_and_White.h​tml?page=5 (external link)
Read down to where he has the subtitle "Grain". Download the file & try it out.


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Dec 14, 2013 12:00 |  #6

Have you tried cropping off the top of the B&W version for an even more abstract version? I think it might work as the top doesn't lend anything to the image anyway....


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Dec 15, 2013 20:20 |  #7

jetcode wrote in post #16522174 (external link)
personally I think the color version is superior. you already have "patina" in the scene alone. the second version is more graphic because of your print choice however the color adds a nice differential in tone missing from the second print.

Thanks for the critique.

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I like the second one better, the patterns seem more pronounced in it. Would be tempted to crop the top to the top of the first step, eliminating all the extraneous junk and sky.

I get your point about the top. Thanks.

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I like second one better...
would probably be better if just straight BW without the inversion process.

It didn't look that good to me; but I didn't work with it too much as a straight b&w. Thanks for the critique.

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Since it's already sort of noisy, I might go all the way with http://www.prime-junta.net …ack_and_White.h​tml?page=5 (external link)
Read down to where he has the subtitle "Grain". Download the file & try it out.

Thanks PhotosGuy, I checked out that site and downloaded the huge grain file. I haven't had a chance to work with it, but will take a crack at it soon. Interesting article there too.

PhotoHols wrote in post #16526802 (external link)
Have you tried cropping off the top of the B&W version for an even more abstract version? I think it might work as the top doesn't lend anything to the image anyway....

I think you're right. Will do in next attempt. Thanks.


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