Rocking Chair & Shadow [4 imgs]

Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by Gordon W, Dec 28, 2004.

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Do you prefer one of the 4 images below over the others

  1. Color with all shadows

    40.0%
  2. B&W with all shadows

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Color with tree shadow removed

    40.0%
  4. B&W with tree shadow removed

    20.0%
  5. Differences aren't significant enough to worry about

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Gordon W

    Gordon W TPF Noob!

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    Here's a shot I took yesterday and have posted 4 versions of it below because I can't decide which I like better. The original has a shadow from a nearby tree at the top which serves to balance things while at the same time also creates something of a distraction. The original also has almost no color since the subjects have no color, so the only color comes from the late afternoon sun. In these cases I generally prefer greyscale conversion but can't decide in this case if the warm glow adds to a mood that is lost in the greyscale versions.

    So do you prefer one over the others?


    Rocking Chair & Shadow including tree's shadow - Color

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    Rocking Chair & Shadow including tree's shadow - B&W

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    Rocking Chair & Shadow with tree's shadow removed - Color

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    Rocking Chair & Shadow with tree's shadow removed - B&W

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  2. Harry99

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    My preference is #4
     
  3. Andrea K

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    i like the last one as well
     
  4. JonMikal

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    to be honest i like them all and i'm a huge fan of b&w, but, i'm drawn to the colour with tree shadow; the tree helps balance it for me. excellent work - very clean and crisp!
     

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