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Thank you for all your votes and comments on the last image and especially to Alan (AlanBaseley) for his valued UA. You seemed to be in agreement that you preferred the mono.

Another pikeman from the same event today. I prefer the colour version this time hence why it is v1 but interested to see what you think.

Thanks for looking
Jason

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:120.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jan 2014 - 2:19 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Pikeman of the Sealed Knot II
Username:jasonrwl jasonrwl
Uploaded:27 Jan 2014 - 7:09 AM
Tags:English Cicil War, Holly holy day, Nantwich, Portraits / people, Sealed knot
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Votes:27
Voters:Mike_Young · lenocm · HarrietH · Alan_Baseley · phillG · mrswoolybill · NaturesHaven · morpheus1955 · User_Removed · bluesandtwos · Suzicoo · gwynn56 · georgiepoolie · Irishkate · Sezz · cabbie · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Philip_H · AnnChown · G3 · taggart · nonur · CaroleS · Nigeve1 · dark_lord · WhiteRose1 · jovanovic ·
Views:58
Unique Views:34
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Mike_Young
Mike_Young Plus Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 7:29 AM

I find it really difficult to decide which I prefer, both versions work for me. I'm wondering whether a de-sat or even totally mono BG may be a possibility ?
Great expression and pose !

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl Plus Member 5476 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 7:36 AM


Quote: I find it really difficult to decide which I prefer, both versions work for me. I'm wondering whether a de-sat or even totally mono BG may be a possibility ?
Great expression and pose !

Thanks Mike - I have de-saturated the b/g but perhaps not enough. I will take another look. Thanks again
Jason

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HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 4272 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
27 Jan 2014 - 8:09 AM

Colour for me every time, well almost. Great portrait.

Harriet

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 11:11 AM

I think the colour does work well here with those deep reds making a good background
for the blacks and silvers.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2014 - 2:34 AM

I like the color as well. Thanks for your input re: the lens!

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2014 - 4:26 AM

I like both of these shots but I think mono adds more to the period feel, Jason.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51241 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2014 - 8:53 PM

Colour for me but I was thinking about a desaturated bg before reading the comments.

Dave

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