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Old Nov 23, 2008, 4:02 PM   #1
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Which do you prefer? B&W or colour?
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Shot with a polarizer, 450D and kit lens.



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Old Nov 23, 2008, 4:57 PM   #2
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B&W for sure! I tweaked it a little. Hope you don't mind.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 5:03 PM   #3
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Thanks. I like your version, what did you do to it?
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 5:06 PM   #4
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Thanks. I like your version, what did you do to it?
I use Photo Pro 2.5 and used the 9 channel EQ. Slight sharpening added after.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 5:08 PM   #5
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I also use the Canon XSi / 450D. How do you like it so far
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 9:08 PM   #6
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Definitely the b&w. Composition is my weakest area, so take this in the "uneducated, for what it's worth" category - but I'm not crazy about the framing. It's either too centered or it's too "far away" - I'd either crop some off of both sides so the tree fills the frame more and becomes more of the subject, or else crop some off of one side or the other, so you maintain the sense of place this one has, but not have the tree so centered.

I'd really be interested in what others who are better at composition and framing have to say about it. There's a great deal I like about this picture and wonder if I'm wrong about the framing.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 4:49 PM   #7
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The B&W is the way to go considering the subject matter, imo! I should say I liked shadokachr's version which has further increased the dramatic feel!

On the other hand, I should alsoadd that I share Harriet's concern about composition. So, below I attempted to eliminateelements which I don't findmuchcontributorywhile trying to retain a off centered balance.
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 5:39 PM   #8
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I like both, every one for the different things it has to offer. As for composition... no problem if it's centered... if you really look for rules, the tree is around 1/3 so this follows RuT/golden section. If the image wasn't so wide, even a 2nd version of golden section would work here.

Aside from all the rules I'd use the image dimensions from the color version, add a nice frame with a good image title with approriate font and stuff and print it at - hm, lets say... around 50-70cm (long side). Should look good that way

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Old Nov 25, 2008, 7:54 PM   #9
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both shots are very nice. good stuff
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 4:41 AM   #10
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I like the color original better than the black and white. To me the tree gets somewhat lost in the BW shot. Maybe its just my screen. In the color shot the tree stands out because it is obviously a different color than the water. On the other hand when the tree is off center it adds a different feel to the whole shot which I like.

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