Rainbow

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  1. abraxas

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    The original post in HDR color didn't work so well:
    And can be seen here >> Late Afternoon

    I thought I'd try a different, more subtle treatment:
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    It's just my opinion, but I like the original better. It had some interesting color. It's tough to tell that this is a rainbow in b&w.
     
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    Thanks. It's just my way of beating around the bush. I have a series of photos I'm preparing for a couple of projects that require B&W. Thought I'd give the pp a shot with this one.
     
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    I love everything on this one, except the rainbow. The lines are just sensational, something that went unnoticed when I looked at the colour version (which makes me think that the colour image might be a bit oversaturated for my old eyes). The sepia treatment and the light vignette are spot on. The added grain, although subtle, adds immensely to the mood I think.

    EDIT: just put my hand over the rainbow and realised that the composition needs it there. Maybe what I don't like about the rainbow is that it seems cloned in, even when I know you didn't add it.
     
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    Thanks. I keep looking back at this, and the more I like it. As far as what I'll make available for prints I'll probably go with a color, single exposure over this or the HDR. This is more of an experiment with pp technique rather than photo product. The experiment's purpose is to determine recommendations for a book a friend is writing.

    The sepia and vignetting looks really cool to me, but I think I'm going to roll with something like this;

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    This will save some money/trouble with publishing. It's B&W rather than a color that will differ from the text.

    I probably should use an actual photo that I took for him and will in the presentation. They're really kind of boring though (desert wagon trail photos).
     
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    I like the last one best, although they all look rather artificial.
     
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    I dunno.....when I read "rainbow" in the b&w section...I was skeptical....but a gotta say that I love it (the 1st one)!!! But, that being said, I also love flowers done in b&w too!!!

    Nice!!

    :O)
     
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    #1 BW is a good edit, but the #2 BW is more to my liking, also like the it over color, the colors in the color version are very bold
     
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    :)

    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks Jeff. The color is a bit thick to me too.
     
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    presentation, this statement has me thinking that #1 would work nice as some type of cover art
     
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    The first one is awesome... looks like charcoal or stencil. From the 1800's.

    Second one is very forboding. Looks cool though. Pretty stark at first, then you realize there's a rainbow in there and it kinda lightens the mood.
     

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