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Old Mar 10, 2004, 11:22 PM   #1
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Default Color Blind - Night Time

Thought I'd do something completely opposite from everyone and do my 30sec night exposure by moonlight of some apartment buildings Unfortunately you have to really look at the Large File's to appreciate tonal range

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Old Mar 11, 2004, 7:32 AM   #2
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Default Nice Work

I like the B&W version. Nice tonal range. Night shots in B&W offer a sense of the darkness, sometimes not available with the color version - nice work.

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Old Mar 11, 2004, 8:44 AM   #3
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Rod's correct about the affinity of night shots for b&w. And take a good look at the color version. It's almost entirely shades of yellow, which means it was already monochromatic!
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well more like "bichromatic" lol some yellow and the shutters are red

this is a good idea
did a car drive by as you were taking this? cuz it looks like there is a bright area right by the curb.....

tough to tell.....but is the horizon angled? or is it just the perspective?....
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 12:58 PM   #5
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Your brain says the shutters are red, but is this what your eyes are actually seeing?
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ok well they are red....but they look brown....(btw fixed my signature lol)
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 1:12 PM   #7
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The landscape is sloping , the phot was cropped from an 18mm lens length to get rid of the drive ways and add a panoramic feel. Staitionary 30sec exposure on tripod
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Old Mar 11, 2004, 1:29 PM   #8
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ok well they are red....but they look brown....(btw fixed my signature lol)
I downloaded the photo so I can check to see if the colors are really what I think they are. (Fixed your signature and also made it even nicer!)
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gonna change the white balance or something?
lol
variations does a good job of taking away colors

(thanks i like it too )
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Here's a sampling of actual colors in the photo:



Except for the sky, which tested out to be a slate gray, the only other color in the photo seems to be green, but it has a huge amount of yellow mixed into it.

Strictly speaking, this isn't a monochrome photo, but I still can't help but see it that way, probably because, when I was doing oil painting, I often used what was called a "limited palette" in which a single, major color was used while other colors were mixed in to form shades, tints, and variations of that single color.

So maybe we could use that same term for this kind of photo. We can all sound oh-so sophisticated, remarking on the delicate finesse of the artist's limited palette. We'd sound just like those snobby art critics that nobody ever listens to.8)
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