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Two-minute skyline exposure. Need your help: B&W or Color?

 
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Jan 02, 2010 13:50 |  #1

Normally this isn't the case, but I simply cannot decide.

5D + 17-40L + Hoya CPL + B+W ND110 (25mm, f/18, 120 seconds, iso50). Which shall it be? Thanks for the help!

THANK YOU to all who helped me decide! I really appreciate your comments!

Edit: finally chose to go with this B&W:

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Jan 02, 2010 13:55 |  #2

I'm liking the B&W, the buildings really pop out. In the color version, it seems the buildings are flatter.


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Jan 02, 2010 14:05 |  #3

Thanks, that's exactly the type of opinion I'm looking for. :)


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Jan 02, 2010 14:11 |  #4

Not sure - But how about a crop

The bottom 1/3 doesn't add much IMO


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Jan 02, 2010 14:13 |  #5

The crop is one thing I'm happy with - for me, the empty roads add something to the shot (desolate cityscape).

But thank you - I do welcome any and all suggestions!


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Jan 02, 2010 16:53 |  #6

I like the B+W, but there something about the color shot that is also appealing! Great shot by the way!

What if you do a IR to the shot, would keep the same feel but make the trees glow. But on second thought that might pull your attention away from the rest of the shot!


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Jan 02, 2010 17:48 |  #7

Come on guys, 70 views and it's a dead-heat at two votes apiece?

Thanks for the votes thus far, guys. I might just have to open up my Flickr and let those gents decide.


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Jan 02, 2010 17:53 |  #8

I like color version. I would edit B&W a bit more.


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Jan 02, 2010 17:58 |  #9

megadima wrote in post #9310444 (external link)
I like color version. I would edit B&W a bit more.

Thank you. What do you suggest? More contrast? Different tones?


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Jan 02, 2010 18:06 |  #10

The B&W looks rather sci-fi...




  
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Jan 02, 2010 18:16 |  #11

ken2000ac wrote in post #9310469 (external link)
Thank you. What do you suggest? More contrast? Different tones?

Open your original shot in PS and go to Black and White palette... try following setting: Reds -152 , Yellows 27 , Greens 127 , Cyans 47, Blues -77.


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Jan 02, 2010 18:54 as a reply to  @ megadima's post |  #12

I voted for the color version. B&W photos are not my preference unless there is something really dramatic about them and this doesn't have that X-factor for me.


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Jan 02, 2010 19:11 |  #13

If you have PS just add a gradient map over it with black to the left and white to the right and voila. You will have a more compelling image. You could also toy around with the channel mixer set to monochrome to give it more POP.


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Jan 02, 2010 19:20 |  #14

megadima wrote in post #9310561 (external link)
Open your original shot in PS and go to Black and White palette... try following setting: Reds -152 , Yellows 27 , Greens 127 , Cyans 47, Blues -77.

Thank you for the suggestion! Here is the result:

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While it does look dramatic, I don't think I (at least initially) care for it since it alters some tones completely.

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Jan 02, 2010 19:22 |  #15

ocadet wrote in post #9310920 (external link)
If you have PS just add a gradient map over it with black to the left and white to the right and voila. You will have a more compelling image. You could also toy around with the channel mixer set to monochrome to give it more POP.

Good suggestion, thank you. Here is the result:

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I'm on the fence with this one, I think I'm going to have to continue to play in PS. Either way, while playing with B&W is entertaining, it still doesn't solve my color vs. b&w problem. :lol:

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