Light or Dark?

Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Bios., Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Bios.

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    I prefer the light as the over-exposure causes the background and foreground to fade out.
     
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    I like dark because it boxes the scene and keeps my eye on the image instead bleeding off.
     
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    Dark.

    Bright lights and bright skies don't really go together that welll.

    If the lights weren't on, I would go for the light one though.
     
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    Something in between I think - dark enough so the lights and other near-white areas stand out but light enough so the railing doesn't merge into the background.
     
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    Dark... I prefer the contrast! The light one looks like just another boring foggy background shot!
     
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    there both great but I prefer the dark one
    :)
     
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    I like the dark one a lot more :D
     
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    Thanks people, I'm still no nearer to deciding. Of all the people I've shown them to its fairly evenly split possibly slightly leaning to the dark one.

    The light one is more what I had in mind but I agree it looks a little weird with the lights on. I had the idea in the daytime and thought that I would come back when it was darker for a longer exposure. I'm thinking of buying a filter kit so maybe I'll shoot it again in the day with a 10 stop ND when the lights aren't on.

    Thanks again for the comments.
     
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    Really excellent photo but i think dark one is amazing !!
     
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    Dark or both. Diptych!
     
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    Count my vote for dark :) I'm a fan of contrast.

    Agree with Josh about the light one, if the bright lights weren't there it'd be a lot more visually appealing.
     

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