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Old Jan 15, 2008, 7:42 AM   #1
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color, b&w or desaturated?

and please let me know if the photo could be better with a different angle/composition while the signs remain bent
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 7:44 AM   #2
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and here's in color
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First thing first is that a ufo in the top right corner.:?

Myself I prefer the B&W and I think if you got lower down to see more of the sky and less of the buildings in the background I think that would make a better shot.

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Old Jan 15, 2008, 9:57 AM   #4
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haha that's not a ufo
that's a lamp, but the pole got blown out a bit

with the 'looking up' view you suggested, should i break a few composition rules and place the pole of the signs in the middle of the frame?
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B&W is better IMO You might try opening up the lens more and brurring the background a little
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that photo was shot at f/2.8
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What I would do is try a shot the signs in the centre and then one to the left and see what you think.

Photography is all about breaking the norm and trying something different. As soon as you have taken the shot you will know which one looks right.

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The b/w works for me. I would kick up the contrast a bit to get black blacks and white whites. I might also try to saturate the blues more in color, then convert to grey scale. The effect would be like a orange #15 filter. This might darken down the sky and pull some of those clouds out. You have just enough depth of feild to suggest distance from the pole to the drugstore. A little more would have removed that and might not have been what you wanted.


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The b/w works for me. I would kick up the contrast a bit to get black blacks and white whites. I might also try to saturate the blues more in color, then convert to grey scale. The effect would be like a orange #15 filter. This might darken down the sky and pull some of those clouds out. You have just enough depth of feild to suggest distance from the pole to the drugstore. A little more would have removed that and might not have been what you wanted. A little less (if you have wider then 2.8 ) might have blurred out the bg too much.
In the color version I keep looking at the reflections in the store windows instead of the pole. The b/w versions clears up what I presurme was your focal point; the pole.

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