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Late Season Bloom: Color or B/W?

 
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Aug 28, 2008 07:01 |  #1

This is a shot of a late season rose bloom in the backyard. These both were shot after dark with two incandescent light bulbs as light sources. The color is lit from the lower right with a trouble light hanging off of a tripod handle and also from the upper left with a reading lamp. The B/W is lit with both lights from the lower right, right next to each other. I am also using a semi-glossy black backround that has some texture and gives the reflective glow in the back some oomph. Which is the better of the two? I kind of like both and need some extra eyes to help and point out things to me I might not see. I am too close to these images.


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Aug 28, 2008 09:53 |  #2

I like both, but I would clone out the spots on the leaves...


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Aug 28, 2008 21:58 |  #3

Most definitely color for me, looks great against the black of the background!


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Aug 28, 2008 21:59 as a reply to  @ JeffsJeep04's post |  #4

The B&W version loses the power of the red petal contrast, and it fights with the background light.


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Aug 28, 2008 22:09 |  #5
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Hey why not take both photo's and overlay the color one on top of the black and white one and give give your color overlay about %48 percent Opacity "Or how ever it's spelled"




  
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Aug 28, 2008 22:14 |  #6

mjvincent wrote in post #6196439 (external link)
I like both, but I would clone out the spots on the leaves...

exactly what i was gonna put. Spotty leaf is distracting for me but stunning photos


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