Color, BW, or sepia?

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  1. thebeginning

    thebeginning TPF Noob!

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    I like each one a little, but i cant decide on one. What do you guys think? This was part of my little 'detail' series. any other critique would be appreciated as well!

    info:
    85mm
    f2.8
    1/1600s
    ISO 400
    -1 stop exposure (i think)

    bw:
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    sepia:
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    color:
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    thanks for any comments or critique!
     
  2. Marm

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    I like the black and white the best...Im not a fan of sepia :-/
    and the background in the color photo is a bit distracting to me...I tend to be more interested in what's going on back there, instead of the subject...
     
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    B&W or color. I like them both for different reasons. B&W for the same reason marm said. But I like the color since they are interesting colors and is a great example of bokeh.
     
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    I agree....I like the black and white one the best also. Nice work.
     
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    I normally wouldn't go for B&W... and I don't in this case either. :lol:

    The colour one has a sense of fire about it but I think the gamma is too high so the grass looks a bit flat. With a bit of playing in with curves, I think it could look really hot and vibrant.
     
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    thanks for the comments guys !

    marctwo, it's actually dead grass, so it's more like hay. it was all pretty much one tone, so 'curving' didnt change much (i did use some though).
     
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    b&w
     
  8. Peanuts

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    black and white vote here too.
     
  9. terri

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    I actually prefer the color here, though it might be nice to see the image darkened down a tad. The background is a bit too bright, but I like the soft blur of color.

    Second choice would be the B&W.

    The sepia looks "off" to me; it's more copper than sepia - at least, on my monitor. ;)
     
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    i also agree the background is too bright but the b&w seems easier on my eye than the rest. i like your shot.
     
  11. thebeginning

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    thanks again for the insight!

    my monitor might need calibrating, the background doesnt seem that bright, but i see what you're saying. 'sepia' for me is pretty broad. whenever i use a warm tone on an image i call it sepia. basically. :D
     
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    Hmm... I did try this myself and found the difference in mood to be quite dramatic - even with only one curve point eg. input: 224 output: 192 (although I normally use 2 curves adjustment layers).
     

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