colour or b+w??

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  1. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    please comment!! thanks!!

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    I am new to digital imaging, I am learning to like b+w photos!., so any help would be appreciated.

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    Nikon D70
    2004/12/19 21:52:18.8
    JPEG (8-bit) Fine
    Image Size: Large (2000 x 3008)
    Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
    Focal Length: 300mm
    Digital Vari-Program: Portrait
    Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
    1/200 sec - F/5.6
    Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 200
    Optimize Image:
    White Balance: Auto
    AF Mode: AF-S
    Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
    Auto Flash Mode: None
    Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
    Tone Comp: Auto
    Hue Adjustment: 0°
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpening: Auto
    Image Comment:
    Noise Reduction: OFF
     
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    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

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    I definitely like the color better in this case.
     
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    areuwhatudream TPF Noob!

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    I like both, and I usually go for black and white, but the color seems to be the one to bring the story and emotion out in his eyes in this case. The black and white is lacking something in the eyes. Great picture! Where was it taken?
     
  4. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    In Zamboanga city, Philippines My wife and I were on our way downtown in a "tricycle" (Philippines taxi) and at short stop, I was able to catch this fellow sitting on the side of a street., I only got 2 shots of him, these one and one just after he spit on the sidewalk!! hehehe, I wish I hada caught the action, but my timing wasn't lucky!!

    what a thrill to walk around this city with a nice camera, and a great lens!
     
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    Jaffapie TPF Noob!

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    I think colour looks good - the colours compliment each other very well
     
  6. Force of Nature

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    colour again.
     
  7. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I also like the color version better but I think your b&w version could be a little better.

    What method do you use to convert to b&w?
     
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    Lula Cracks-Up At Crazy Titles!

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    I vote for the Colour one too, but i'm with Big Mike.....the B&W would look better with more contrast!
     
  9. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    I have never messed with digital editing too much, I just learned how to convert to b+w with software that came with my new D70., called PictureProject. I never liked b+w photos much, but after seeing some comparisons in TPF I have found a new interest.

    Thanks to everyone for your consideration.
     
  10. Picksure

    Picksure TPF Noob!

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    I think the rugged look comes out better in colour.

    This forum will do that to ya. :lol:
     
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    I think colour too
     
  12. Aga

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    Great picture. :) I think the colour version appeals to me more. The b&w is good as well but his face is a bit dark.
     

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