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Old Sep 24, 2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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Old Sep 24, 2007, 1:08 PM   #2
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Since you have three versions, I assume you are looking for C&C. I think the color gives me the best feeling for how much use the gear has had, but I do like the sepiatone - it has great tonal rendition, almost three-dimensional. The B&W does nothing for me - by comparisson it is flat and uninteresting.
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Since you have three versions, I assume you are looking for C&C. I think the color gives me the best feeling for how much use the gear has had, but I do like the sepiatone - it has great tonal rendition, almost three-dimensional. The B&W does nothing for me - by comparisson it is flat and uninteresting.
I am trying to get an idea of what customers in my store prefer and if it is the same thing folks that know photographs prefer.

I have just started trying to gather this information so not much to report yet.


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Hi Roger,

I like the color version the best, sepia second and the B/W the least -- possibly boosting contrast would help with the B/W.

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I like the color version the best, sepia second and the B/W the least -- possibly boosting contrast would help with the B/W.

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Hi Scott, I tried boosting the contrast a little and maybe it did help a little. The B&W does not do anything for me.


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Roger, I'm going a different route...sepia & then the color. Being around horses most of my childhood, the sepia helps to bring out the craftsmanship & weathering of the saddle & lasso, which obviously I appreciate. One other bit of criticism, I think it might look better if the shot was centered more on the saddle & less of the horse's neck. It looks like there's some nice tooling on the back half of the saddle that might help the shot as well.

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Old Sep 24, 2007, 7:00 PM   #7
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Roger, I'm going a different route...sepia & then the color. Being around horses most of my childhood, the sepia helps to bring out the craftsmanship & weathering of the saddle & lasso, which obviously I appreciate. One other bit of criticism, I think it might look better if the shot was centered more on the saddle & less of the horse's neck. It looks like there's some nice tooling on the back half of the saddle that might help the shot as well.

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I agree Ron when I looked at the photos I said to myself Dummy why so much neck and not the whole saddle. Oh well the next time I will get the whold saddle and less horse neck.


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I looked at more of the original photos and found one that has more saddle. I think??? I like it better than the first one.






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Old Sep 24, 2007, 11:47 PM   #9
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Wow...that is a NICE saddle! what craftsmenship. Roger, that's a nicer shot of it but IMHO, the background is a little distracting. I don't know...maybe crop it down a bit. But the full saddle is the way to go.
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IMO, as a depict of a saddle #2 is better, but #1 wins as a piece of art. Colour and sepia both work well.

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