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Dried up lonely tree... Color or B&W?

 
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Nov 13, 2009 00:23 |  #1

Took a couple of shots of an old dried up tree... don't know if I should process the rest of the photos in color or B&W... what do you guys think? :lol:

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Nov 13, 2009 01:40 |  #2

I like the b+w much better. It shows its solitude because the trees in the back are flourishing. Maybe even clone those out and see how it looks. The flare is a little distractings, maybe drop it into lightroom and throw a gradient on it.

I actually would really like to see the 2nd pic monochrome... it might be the best option of all


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Nov 13, 2009 03:12 as a reply to  @ Drakeskakes's post |  #3

I love both of the images..but perspective-wise I love the second one! I love the color of the sky in contrast with the white of the tree. Nice one! ;)


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Nov 13, 2009 03:44 |  #4

Second one for me, the color of the sky is too great to pass up!


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Nov 13, 2009 03:47 |  #5

Second one is an amazing image.. it looks great in color, maybe give it a go in B&W also, just so we can see.

The color in the sky might be to good to give up


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Nov 13, 2009 03:56 |  #6

Colour for me.. shows more of the grain on the tree. Very nice


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Nov 13, 2009 06:56 as a reply to  @ FelixDeSouze's post |  #7

I'll go against the grain here. I don't find #2's sky so wildly amazing to not warrant a B&W conversion with red filter. For me it'll gives the image a moody feeling more befitting your subject.


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Nov 13, 2009 07:08 |  #8

the b&w has a happy sun shining...I'd retake for b&w with the moon, or not when the sun is brightening up the image.


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Nov 13, 2009 10:08 as a reply to  @ ScottKCooper's post |  #9

I like them both! Great perspectives on both shots.


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Nov 13, 2009 11:06 |  #10

the color one for sure. The blue is very contrasting to the dull and colorless tree


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Nov 13, 2009 11:46 |  #11

I liked the B&W until i scrolled down enough to see the live trees in the background.

Wouldn't mind seeing the color one in B&W, but as they are, color for me.


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Nov 13, 2009 13:33 |  #12

depends on what you're going for. i like the composition in the color one, makes the tree stand tall despite being old. the b+w is more somber


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Nov 13, 2009 16:26 |  #13

B & W for me. Seems much more dramatic.


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Nov 14, 2009 16:32 |  #14

Can you give us the BW in color and the color in BW? Would help decide I agree the BW looks better but composition/perspectiv​e of the color is better so I can't say.




  
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Nov 14, 2009 16:38 as a reply to  @ jacknimble's post |  #15

B&W one is my choice


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