Reflected Sunrise. B&W or Color?

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  1. Patrickktown

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    Like them both. The color one did it for me.


     
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    Color. But, to be totally honest, I prefer a color photo to a b&w 99% of the time.
     
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    Either one in my opinion. A good photo is a good photo. When you are torn, it's a good photo.
     
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    Thank you, I appreciate the comments :)

    I realize the question is about personal preference, akin to asking your preference in cheese. I prefer swiss over gouda, unless it's in soup.

    I become attached to my photos, and lose objectivity rather quickly. I need to step away for some time, then commit to editing decisions.

    Thanks again
     
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    I like the original B&W version. The color version, while well composed and exposed, just doesn't have the necessary punch for my eyes. The range of color is patchy, and doesn't flow well.

    The second B&W is a bit contrasty for my tastes; the first seems to bring all the subtle hues of the composition into harmony.

    Now, and I almost hate to add this, I would have opted for something like a Cokin graduated ND filter, to take the sun's glare down a bit, while keeping the details of the rest of the exposure. I've used them during my "film days", to help with scenes which were too contrasty for the film's latitude.

    The composition is framed nicely, and it seems to pull my eyes toward the reflected images in the glass.

    Well done!
     
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    Thanks very much for the comments, and compliment.
    Your thoughts on the flow of color are interesting, I can see what you mean for sure.

    And I'm really glad you added your idea about the graduated filter. I find hearing what others would have done extremely helpful.
     

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