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Old Sep 8, 2010, 3:07 AM   #1
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Took this while on vacation this summer. The days we were there the weather was real cloudy so I made into a b&w since there was not enough color. Does the conversition work for the image? C&C welcomed. Thanks.
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I would be interested to know your thoughts on this. It's always great learning for the photographer to critique first
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Robert, join the crowd that was disappointed in the cooler summer here in SoCal. Regarding your picture, I think the buildings are a big detraction.
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Mark- In my personal opinion I think the conversition worked great. Looking at the one in color and this one to me the pic came alive. It was wierd but it was like I was there again. Crazy I know. I think the pic works well, but I think I lack confidence in what I do and thats why I ask for other peoples opinion.

Walter- Yeah I was pretty bummed. We go there every year, and this was the first time that I had seen that. We were there for a whole week and never saw the sun. Thank you for your advice. So you think if I were to crop the buildings this pic would work better?
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personally, it seems very busy to me. I don't not know where to focus my attention to. There is a lot of texture and shade difference in those rocks.. mixed with the wispy water... mixed with the trees and buildings in the background. the B&W mushes it all together. I have not see your original in color though.. but if it was me, i'd add more saturation instead of reduce it to B&W.
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i like the effect on the water with the exsposure but i agree about the buildings i would crop em and possibly try looking at the image again in colour
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Old Sep 8, 2010, 1:44 PM   #7
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Here is the same pic in color.

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i LOVE it in color. way better than B&W.
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I like the color version better. The B&W seems just a bit flat, maybe a little more contrast.
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Ok. Color it is. Thank you all for all your input.
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