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Colouor version of the photo 'Monochrome Sunrise'

By Obouvett
Some of you requested I upload the colour version. here it is, although it has nice colours as I see it, when I took the shot I was targeting it for a black and white shot what do you think?

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banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4233 Canada
20 Apr 2021 5:56PM
I think the comment about colour was made because the title included sunrise, and typically people would expect sunrise to be presented in colour to take advantage of the colours and light experienced at this time of day.

Theres noting wrong with a monochrome sunrise, its unusual. Its also much better for us to see BOTH the original colour and the mono for critique as we get a better impression of the original, and how the conversion was accomplished.

Also, and this can save you using a second critique opportunity, you can, and could have uploaded the colour with the mono by clicking Modifications, and uploading the colour at that time! Useful to know for the future.

The image here appears quite cool in tone for a sunrise; using Auto white balance is usually the cause, and you can either set WB to daylight, or use post processing to obtain a more natural warmer tone.

You used bracketed exposure, however the sky is a little too bright perhaps? The 1/10 exposure for the darker areas is good, though that boat in the foreground is quite soft, and perhaps it was moving a little? It may also be due to where in the frame you focused, - if you focused all the way to the back, that may cause the boat to appear a little soft.

The inclusion of the side of the pier at the bottom, since its at an angle, causes the scene to look off kilter Ia little crooked) and you can crop that area out.

To show you what I mean, I am uploading both a colour modification with all these suggestions applied, and a very straightforward mono conversion. I hope this is useful for you.

Finally, don't reduce the file size to upload, use the largest possible that you have.


Regards


Willie
pablophotographer 9 1.9k 405
20 Apr 2021 6:08PM
Hi Oliver, I am writing to make you aware that when you upload a picture for critique, as in the case of the black and white yesterday, you can upload its original in colour by choosing to upload it as a modification, without needing to wait another whole day to upload it. That gives you the benefit to add a totally different picture the next day!

I prefer the black and white version myself.
pablophotographer
Obouvett New Member Malta
20 Apr 2021 7:20PM

Quote:Hi Oliver, I am writing to make you aware that when you upload a picture for critique, as in the case of the black and white yesterday, you can upload its original in colour by choosing to upload it as a modification, without needing to wait another whole day to upload it. That gives you the benefit to add a totally different picture the next day!

I prefer the black and white version myself.
pablophotographer



Thank you for your comment. Next time will be uploading them that way. Also with you preferring the monochrome made me feel better for opting for it in the first place. Still the colour is sinking in good
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
20 Apr 2021 9:13PM
I seem to have failed to comment on the previous upload - I apologise for that.

It's a pleasant shot in either black and white or colour. The problem, perhaps, is that the composition isn't compelling... I can't see how to edit this so that it is more eye-catching.

You've placed the boat in the middle of the frame at the bottom: that might work if the background was perfectly symmetrical above it, but it doesn't quite work. It's also not really clear whether the boat of the shoreline is the main subject - usually, one object dominates the frame, and others are less important. These two are so evenly matched...

I think I'm expressing this badly - I hope another member of the team will find better words to express the thought.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 768 England
21 Apr 2021 7:57PM
Thank you for the colour version.
I can see the consideration to go for mono.

I think John's making the point that when the foreground interest becomes stronger it fights for and then becomes the subject rather than as a complement to the overall scene. Mybe placing it off centre would help as that leads the viewer to explore what else is in the frame rather than halting them in their tracks.

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