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A shop window in Cardiff.

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Lens:Olympus 14-42mm II
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Oct 2012 - 12:30 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture priority
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Auto
Title:Time
Username:franken franken
Uploaded:25 Oct 2012 - 8:30 AM
Tags:Cardiff., General, Portraits / people
Votes:41
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 8:32 AM

Well seen franken, good to see the colour but for me the mono version has more depth.
Regards Richard

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Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 9452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 8:44 AM

Can see what Richard says about the mono but I like the colour I think it gives it that Glam feeling Wink

Brian...................................................

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franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 8:47 AM


Quote: Can see what Richard says about the mono but I like the colour I think it gives it that Glam feeling Wink

Brian...................................................

I was undecided as to what version to put up first and the deciding factor was the glam feeling.

Ken

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saeidNL
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25 Oct 2012 - 8:53 AM

Two fantastic and great capture,
saeid

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 9:14 AM

V2 for me - it just has more mystery and takes more time to work through the layers of reality and reflection. It's also colder and darker - I like dark...
I read about a study made in an art gallery a couple of years ago - an exhibition was designed to include similar compositions in colour and b&w, and researchers timed how long visitors spent looking at each picture. On average, people spent twice as long looking at the b&w work. I reckon this comparison is a good illustration of how that works.
Moira

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WhiteRose1
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25 Oct 2012 - 9:24 AM

Colour for me....

Dave

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Chrisjaz
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25 Oct 2012 - 9:29 AM

Both fantastic , i like the colour one best !

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 9:30 AM

I prefer the mono version the colours add an unwanted diversion from appreciating the finer details.

Albert

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frz67
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25 Oct 2012 - 9:45 AM

the warm tones of the color version are appealing, but, as Moira already said, the bnw version slows down the vision and stimulates more our brain.
both good in any case

francesco

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helenlinda
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25 Oct 2012 - 10:12 AM

Mono for me too Ken Smile
Helen

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digital_boi
25 Oct 2012 - 10:24 AM

V1 has a nice warm feel to it but V2 shows up the reflections better and has more depth

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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JohnChambersPhotography

V2 for me Ken, it really works ever so well with good detail.

John

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cats_123
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25 Oct 2012 - 10:46 AM

the two adverts are quite compelling...does it need the vertical on the left tweaking perhaps? Smile

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Maiwand
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25 Oct 2012 - 11:14 AM


Quote: I prefer the mono version the colours add an unwanted diversion from appreciating the finer details.

Albert

Great shot Ken. I reckon I agree with the above comment.
Ron

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CaroleS
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25 Oct 2012 - 12:41 PM

Although I do think the coloured version is superb, I have to go with the mono, great work Ken.
Carole

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AnnChown
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25 Oct 2012 - 12:44 PM

I'm still undecided.... but two great shots Ken!
Ann

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achieverswales
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25 Oct 2012 - 12:57 PM

Has to be mono for me Ken great reflections and the look of wonder what he is taking a photo for on the girl, excellent.

Regards

Trev.

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woolybill1
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25 Oct 2012 - 1:21 PM

I'm another mono man, if you see what I mean. I didn't notice the shop assistant in the colour version at first. Another example of colour confusing our perception of detail.
The shop assistant has the virtue of looking real Smile
Excellent composition.
Regards
Bill

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danbrann
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25 Oct 2012 - 2:25 PM

Either/or for me Ken and I didn't notice the shop assistant until I read Bills comments.

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SlowSong
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25 Oct 2012 - 3:11 PM

Well I can't choose between these two today, and I don't think I need to. I love the rich colour, but also the detail and tones in the b/w.
x

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Tibetan
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25 Oct 2012 - 5:36 PM

I must say I like both, you have an aptitude for this type of shot Ken, I doubt I could get the same results if I tried, great stuff, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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sable
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25 Oct 2012 - 6:00 PM

I love both versions you really do shot this type of image so well - Elizabeth xx

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bricurtis
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25 Oct 2012 - 9:19 PM

It's a super image Ken - mono just seems more defined.
Brian.

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sweetpea62
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25 Oct 2012 - 10:40 PM

Both are excellent Ken you do these images so well..lin

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Source
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25 Oct 2012 - 11:27 PM

A visual treat
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ugly
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26 Oct 2012 - 6:47 AM

V2 seem to be better in my eye...
Another nice find...

Dave

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accipiter
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28 Oct 2012 - 5:23 AM

V2 by a whisker for me - well seen and captured. A

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Glostopcat
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29 Oct 2012 - 3:54 PM

It looks like that blonde shop assistant is watching you Ken, it may be time to make a sharp exit incase you get told off for taking pics!Wink Both versions are very good and as always your street scenes are a real joy to view

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