Which one B+W or Color?

Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by Canon Fan, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. Canon Fan

    Canon Fan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,125
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Purgatory, Wisconsin
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    This is another shot of Crazy Horse Memorial monument in South Dakota that I took on recent vacation. Shot in RAW and I now have two versions converted and in printable 8x10" form. However I can't decide which one I like better, or at all. Personally I like them both but thought I'd bring them to you to help me out.

    What do you think?

    [​IMG]

    Or . . .

    [​IMG]

    Kind of a bummer to shrink/compress these though they look SO much better in RAW or TIFF format, the .jpg conversion just makes them look really dull!
     
  2. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    8,345
    Likes Received:
    68
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Print 'em both.... awesome shot!!!!
     
  3. ToddM

    ToddM TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2004
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    I like the color shot. That would make an awesome print. I woudn't mind having that on my wall. I would think about cloning out the scaffolding on the top right side of the monument though. It's deffinitely a wall hanger!
     
  4. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Messages:
    4,807
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    at work...
    I like the color shot more too. The black and white takes away from the depth of the shot IMO. I also agree with the taking away of the scaffolding because it does take away from the natural look of the picture. Either way, it's a great shot.
     
  5. OM-Guy

    OM-Guy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2004
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Napa, CA
    The color pic would be stunning if you could get the sunlight on the face of crazyhorse like it is on the cliff.
     
  6. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Messages:
    21,169
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    North Central Illinois
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Color.
     
  7. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    9,469
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I'm surprising myself here and going with the color.
     
  8. Scott WRG Editor

    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,479
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Haverhill, MA
    I like them both. The B&W conveys a dark, older mood than the color. The color one has those brilliant oranges. I'd be hard pressed to choose and I think it would depend on the area they were to be displayed in to swing my discision one way or the other.
     
  9. Walt

    Walt TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    BC
    I have to say I prefer the B&W. (and not just to be different!) I find the section in the lower right in the sunshine draws your attention too much in the color version. That being said, either would make a great print.
     
  10. bai

    bai TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bot are nice shots. Personally I prefer the colored one
     
  11. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    7,021
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lawrence, KS
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    My flavor is usually BW, but I like the color shot better. Someone commented that it seemed to have more depth, and I agree.
     

Share This Page