Old Barn - Color or B&W?

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by Destin, Feb 25, 2018.

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Which Edit do you prefer?

Poll closed Mar 18, 2018.
  1. Color

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  2. B&W

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  1. espresso2x

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    I'd say it's because you're too far away from the barn, and including the fence doesn't compensate for much. Wide angles are for using close. A similar 'oblique' framing of the barn from closer in would be better. The perspective distortion of the barn leaning slightly away from the eye doesn't look good. I think to have that 'true' and the perspective of the fence slightly off instead. IMO the colour doesn't look nice at all. Oversharp, synthetic digital picture with a weird, blue cast and OTT sky effect.


     
  2. Peeb

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    Colors seem too hot, but I like the fence, and what is OTT about the sky?
     
  3. Destin

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    No sharpening was applied; that’s just how sharp the lens/camera combo is.

    I don’t know what OTT stands for.

    The blue case is the color everything actually was. The gloomy sky with blue coming through put an eerie blue cast on everything. People seldom account for the fact that in certain weather conditions or scenes the blue of the sky casts blue onto the landscape. This is one of those times because the flat colors of the landscape are easily overpowered by the strong blue of the sky.

    I could remove that cast; but it wouldn’t be an accurate representation of what was there at the time I took the photo.
     
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    OTT = Over The Top.

    I slightly prefer the color rendering of this scene.
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly. I've seen the same blue light of early morning, though unlike you I wasn't lucky enough to have my camera and a great subject to photograph. New Photographer's Guide to Blue Hour If you've ever strung new barb wire, you know the galvanized coating has a slight blueish coloring, so it doesn't seem strange to me that it would glow in this type of light. The "blue hour" is often overlooked in favor of the "golden hour", but can be just as dramatic.
     
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    Sorry Destin, I’d have to say neither. For me, this one has the subject too far away with not a lot of interest in between. Agree with Vintage about the blue in the color version - it overwhelms the photo, and the b&w version doesn’t have anything compelling in it.
     
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    B&W

    It's just a more interesting look to me.
     
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    I personally prefer B&W for this image. I appreciate all the details and texture of the grass and shed thing.
     
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