My First Time... at trying to freeze myself

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  1. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    it was cold. brrrr. :(

    and windy....

    and I was sad.... because I wanted nice sunny, happy, "oh let's go fishing on the wharf" type pictures.

    But then secretly I because happy again... because dreary is good.... dreary is moody. hahaha. :mrgreen:

    Well anyway.
    Please let me know what you think. Which one you prefer and why? Or what I can do to make them better. I'm going to be spending a fair bit of time up near this jetty so will be able to reshoot in a variety of conditions.

    Colour version
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    Black and White version
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    Thanks for looking.
    - Vicky
     
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    Miaow TPF Noob!

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    I like the B&W version the best - sorta brings out the cold/stormy feel more i think :)
     
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    Yeah, I like the B&W version also. It gives more of a "mood" to it. Nice shot.
     
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    I like the 1st one because the water is more defined.
     
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    Steph No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    On my (not-calibrated) screen, the colour version appears with a slight blue cast, which I think is a good thing as it suggests that it was cold on the day you took the picture. This feeling is lost in the B&W version. Also I think you did a great shot with the composition. Howeever, I'd like to see the same picture without the people in the background.
     
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    I think the cold colour cast in the first shot adds to the concept you have in mind :)
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I like the first because the blue tint feels cooler and more like water and wetness. The B&W looks more like a graveyard photo and somehow funereal.
     
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    Both pictures are really good, the b&w did add a bit of mood to it, but the colored one is very cool to the eye. Nice shot.
     
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    I really like the color one best. It seems to tell it's own weather forcast; rainy, windy, and cold. The B&W one is good but the color one just seems to tell it's story soooo much better. good job
     
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    My oh my, what an image. I too favor the black and white one as well. I feel its a stronger image in black and white rather in color.
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Chris!! Oh my god.. I'm honoured!

    I think it's the first time I've been nominated. hehehe :) I feel so special! Thanks!


    And everyone else... thanks! but you've just made my decision so much harder..... because people like both. Sooo.... maybe I'll do something really arty and combine the two - or something weird. Or I'll just print out the colour one really big and hang it in my house.

    I am going to make the centre top bit of the sky and bit darker though - because I feel it's a little bright for the mood.... or I could make it brighter as though the sun's coming through.

    ohhhh I just don't know. :confused:

    But it's great to hear everyone's comments.

    Next time I will try different people combinations and positions for sure.
     

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