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Old Mar 17, 2006, 7:35 PM   #1
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Hi

I have not bin posting for some time I uppgraded my camera from 300D to 20D got it for a good price here in Iceland. Hereis apicture I have bin working on and I'm not sure wich one is better please comment wich you like or not like:-). Picture taken with 300D and sigma 15-30 EX.









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Old Mar 17, 2006, 11:03 PM   #2
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Are both of them directly from the camera or there is some post processing. They are good. Jaki
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 3:59 AM   #3
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I prefer the colour one. The B&W has a kind of surreal moonscape look about it.

I'm interested to know what shutter speed/fstop you used to get the stars so bright but so sharp (ie, with no star-tracks). I thought the skies were clear in Australia, but it looks like Iceland is brilliant.

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 4:17 AM   #4
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Hello Gisli! I really like both very much but would lean towards the color version. One or the things I like about the color version is the separation of the mountains and the sky in the color photo where they seem to blend togeter in the b/w version. I always love seeing your work, you capture the beauty of your area quite well!

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 5:09 AM   #5
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Hi Gisli!

Like Ollie and Bob, I tend to prefer the colour one. For me the 2 reasons are:

1. the light in the little shoreline "ridge" in the foreground seems to have blown highlights in the B/W (or at least it appears distracting to me) whereas in the colour one the subtle evening glow (or whatever that colour comes from) is subtle and attractive.

2. The sky blends more through the hues of blue than in the grey / black (what I mean in other words is the grey fades to black quicker than the blue fades from lighter blue to dark blue to black). So that looks brilliant in the colour version IMHO!

As Ollie wrote (I'm also from Australia originally) Australia has some great clear skys,and as both Bob andOllie wroteyou certainly capture the scenes and clear skies of Iceland very well. Magnificent!

A question, how many clear vs cloudy days and nights do you get there? Maybe it depends on the time of the year?

Again, thanks for sharing. I have loved looking at your northern "lights photos" too!

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 6:42 AM   #6
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Thanks for all comments:-)Thepicture is almost straight out of camera jpgjust some levels in PS CS the b&w is desaturated and added contrast to it. It was taken at 15 sec f/5 iso 200. The clear sky, we have it often if the weather is good mostly in the morning and evening and we also haveoften mirror on the water at the same time if it is not frosen:-)

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 8:32 PM   #7
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i like them both, and in a larger size, the B&W might be quite impressive, but i think i really like the color one best. i love the indigo blue of the night sky in contrast to the snow, and theruddy glow on the rocks in the right foreground. the lights in the distance look better against the snow in the color shot too.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 3:41 AM   #8
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i think both shots are good but i am leaning more towards the colour version. i think it has more depth to it and i think it definately compliments the shot.

fantastic work

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Old Mar 19, 2006, 10:23 AM   #9
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Thanks squirl033 and ken I'm leaning towards the color also:-)
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 12:12 PM   #10
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I prefer the color version too, for the same reasons that have already been mentioned. This is a very pleasing photo.
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