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Old Mar 26, 2010, 1:58 PM   #1
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Every once in awhile I will take a photograph and convert into B&W. When I do this, I usually find myself caught in the middle. The photos below are a prime example. Feel free to critique the photo. There is a good amount of work to be done on the final version. I will leave it up to you the judge and jury on which way I should go. As always I Thank you for your time and inputs. Photo location: Wainwright Bldg, St. Louis.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 2:13 PM   #2
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As it is not an old building or having interesting architectural features I would lean toward the color version.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 2:20 PM   #3
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It is a tough choice, but the colour version is just great! Ned
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 3:13 PM   #4
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I'm a color man myself...

But this seems to work better in B&W.

Either way, interesting shot.

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both look good but what about a inbetween one slightly de-saturated ?
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 3:39 PM   #6
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The image, when stripped from colour (however pleasing it may seen to me as a brick fetishist!!) emphasizes the perspective and the sense of rhythm due to the repetition of forms even more, imo.
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maybe it wont work? just had a quick play with the colour version however just run it through topaz adjust can pull some nice detial out of the brick but still as it is they both work and the reflections are great too
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I like the B&W version better and overall I find it a nice well composed shot. I wouldn't say it is my taste or style, but still good work.
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What an eye. I like the black and white.
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Great composition! I'd go with the b&w version... just my personal taste
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