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Old Aug 5, 2009, 11:03 PM   #1
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Does this work as a B&W? Looking at it I thought it might.
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Old Aug 6, 2009, 12:44 AM   #2
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can we see the colour version aswell please?
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Old Aug 6, 2009, 12:58 AM   #3
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Here's the original
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Old Aug 6, 2009, 2:47 AM   #4
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Indeed, it could make a good B&W thanks to the texture. Yet, I found the conversion a bit 'flat' and dark, and the composition somewhat missing, lacking an actual groundline for the cliffs. The sky with the cloud patterns looks quite complementary, but too much of it is stealing from the grandeur of the cliffs, imo.
Below is a version with exposure, contrast and sharpening adjustment intended for reconciliation : ) Hope you don't mind...
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Thanks bahadir.

I agree with you it is a bit flat and dark. I was really trying to emphasize the dark blue sky with the contrast of the white clouds. Unfortunately the cliffs became too dark. I know how to fix that with layers. The reason for no ground line was the crowd that was there. shot above them.
Thank you for your critique.

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Hi Mike,
Your composition is done very well since you wanted to emphasize the sky. I, too, found the image to be flat. I have tried my hand at giving your sky some punch...hope it works for you......
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Great Job!! Just what I envisioned.
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Old Aug 8, 2009, 7:17 PM   #8
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How about a dramatic color version?
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