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Feb 04, 2018 16:13 |  #1

I don't usually do much black and white but it seemed appropriate in this case. What do you think of this image?


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Feb 04, 2018 16:25 |  #2

The pool looks distorted. If you look at the back of the pool, the left side appears much higher than the right and makes one wonder why the water is not rushing over the right ledge.

It's difficult to comment on the use of B&W without seeing the original color version. Why did you think it was appropriate for this image?


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Feb 04, 2018 16:37 |  #3

Well, actually the pool really is just like that. It's an old construction, made mostly of rocks from that same place, using traditional techniques.

Black and white seemed too look nice and to convey more the idea that this is an old location that hasn't changed much in decades.

Anyway, here goes the colour version:


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Feb 04, 2018 21:27 |  #4

Invisible Man- wrote in post #18556306 (external link)
I don't usually do much black and white but it seemed appropriate in this case. What do you think of this image?


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so I am guessing that the pool is actually carved out of the rock, hence the dimensional imperfection?!?! - in which case nothing to worry about.
I think that this B&W rendered image is preferable to the latter colour version.
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1.) try an add-in a touch more contrast for added drama
2.) try applying a Red/Blue/Green filter overlay effect and see if you prefer the look of those.

it works for me:
Compositionally-speaking - there is foreground interest, levelled eye-line, visible and contrasting textures, a dramatic sky exists and there is clear separation of the skyline
What my eye was immediately drawn to is that 'angelic' presence - personally, I think it adds to the overall effect.

The only negative that I can see is that the rocks to the left foreground, look a bit softly-focused


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Feb 05, 2018 02:45 |  #5

Ok, I made a few adjustments. Here is what I came up with:


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Feb 05, 2018 04:37 |  #6

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Ok, I made a few adjustments. Here is what I came up with:

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I prefer this version for sure - quite 'moody'
what about you? which do you prefer?


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Feb 05, 2018 04:46 |  #7

Cham offered some good options. Experiment with the coloured filters, you'd be surprised.

I'd crop the top, personally I'm distracted by the building and light flare on the cliff face.

20 second mod, my take. Let me know if you want to remove it.


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Feb 05, 2018 08:51 |  #8

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I prefer this version for sure - quite 'moody'
what about you? which do you prefer?

Yes, I prefer this one, too! It's more what I wanted to do!




  
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Feb 05, 2018 08:55 |  #9

Butts wrote in post #18556621 (external link)
Cham offered some good options. Experiment with the coloured filters, you'd be surprised.

I'd crop the top, personally I'm distracted by the building and light flare on the cliff face.

20 second mod, my take. Let me know if you want to remove it.


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Well, honestly I don't like this crop. In my opinion the top part of the cliff and the sky above it add to the feeling of the place. I agree the building may be a bit distracting but between that and losing the sky and top of the cliff, I'd rather keep the building, personally.

Which colour filter did you use in this mod?




  
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Feb 05, 2018 16:59 as a reply to  @ Invisible Man-'s post |  #10

All good, the crop obviously was just my opinion.

Filter I think was orange, based on the foreground rocks being lightened.




  
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Feb 05, 2018 18:01 |  #11

I'm gonna' jump ship and say I like the color version.

Black and white works in many instances. I just don't see it working here...


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Feb 06, 2018 15:56 |  #12

Road Dog wrote in post #18557173 (external link)
I'm gonna' jump ship and say I like the color version.

Black and white works in many instances. I just don't see it working here...

I tend to agree with Road Dog.


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Mar 03, 2018 07:36 |  #13

I like the location a lot! There's a bunch of possibilities!

The comments before all make real sense, but the real issue here for me might be the composition. The rocks on the lower left bother me a bit. Maybe by moving the camera to the right and putting the pool more in the centre (and the rocks outside the frame) you could emphasize the pool more.

Obviously I have never been at the spot, so it might not be possible.

Did you use a ND-fliter?


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