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First go at B&W - Hardwick Hall UK

 
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May 27, 2008 17:44 |  #1

Hi everyone.

This is my first proper go at B&W. I went to Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire at the weekend, and this is one of my best shots (not of the hall - but taken of another building from the window of the ruin in the grounds). I opened it in the GIMP, boosted the saturation, gave it a green hue, then desaturated it and increased the lightness slightly.

Exif: 40D, 17 - 85mm F4 - 5.6 IS @ 85mm, ISO 200, Tv: 1/125 Sec, Av: f5.6, shot in manual mode, with evaluative metering.

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This is the orginal colour image, same exif, but with boosted saturation only.

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Any comments and critique welcome.

Thanks for looking.

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May 29, 2008 04:00 |  #2

In this case I think the colour is more appealing. Thick foilage doesn't work so well in B&W because it tends to be too dark.


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May 29, 2008 09:45 as a reply to  @ SQuiP's post |  #3

I think the B&W would look fine if it was lightened some.

Beautiful picture either way...

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May 30, 2008 10:44 |  #4

Thanks for the tips - I will have a go at lightening it up and see if it works any better!

Thanks for taking the time to comment!


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May 30, 2008 10:59 |  #5

Personally I prefer the colour shot,BUT, I would love to see some B+W of the architectural features on the Hall, like the stone ES symbols or some of the interior of the water mill, either way its a great place to visit and the beer and food in the pub is excellent


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Jun 01, 2008 16:53 |  #6

I will have to go back - we didn't go to the pub - but it was the bank holiday weekend! TBH it was a bit of a flying visit trying to escape the rain in Nottingham, so will need to go back when the weather is less inclement and the lighting is better!

Thanks for looking.


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Jun 01, 2008 16:55 |  #7

The BW picture looks a tad dark. The colored one is nice. Either way, I think they're both lovely. What if you used the colored one and added a darker feel to it, still being in color? That's what I'm envisioning.


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