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FabioKeiner 7 111 Austria
13 Mar 2018 9:57AM

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bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
13 Mar 2018 11:34AM
great treatmenr/processing
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
13 Mar 2018 1:24PM
Mono is so expressive !!
13 Mar 2018 2:01PM
Very nice, I think that mono gives it a little more gravitas.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
13 Mar 2018 2:03PM
Makes a lovely mono image too.
Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2018 2:53PM
Love the processing....
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
13 Mar 2018 4:18PM
I prefer this one, Blue; more stylised.
RSK 9 6 Canada
13 Mar 2018 4:23PM
Your subject and image works well in both formats Eric.I tend to lean towards your coloured image,due to the mood given to it by the warm summer feel it has & I could imagine how relaxing it would be to sit on the bench & watch the river traffic pass by.

13 Mar 2018 5:47PM
Colour. No question.

B&W is about tonal relationships more than anything, and the building is tonally very close to the tonality of the surrounding greenery, so it doesn't stand out at all and the result is incoherent.
Half close your eyes and de-focus... you'll end up with a mish-mash of dark mid-tones, the chimney being the only thing that stands out. Colour, in this case, is necessary.
Just my opinion.

taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
13 Mar 2018 7:50PM
it is not a matter of preference---
At first look I thought about having a place this close to possible flooding---

As to the images, well done and both very appealing
66 2
13 Mar 2018 8:47PM
Well I was sort of agreeing with the chap on the river but then looked at the colour shot and much prefer this one. Perhaps the 'not standing out' adds to the charm of the place? Suppose it depends how you feel about it.
BlueRoom 13 73 20 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2018 12:05AM
Thank you Alan (Alan_Baseley) for your Award. It is very much appreciated.
And thank you all for your comments. Thank you Alan (whatriveristhis) for your thoughts. I agree that the colour is the better photo but there's something about the mono I like, possibly because it's more 'mine'. I like Phil's (66) comment that maybe the 'not standing out' adds to the charm, and as a lot of my processing involves partially blurring out the detail that makes sense. So in this case I think I'll take the option of not squinting. Smile
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2018 12:55PM
And yes I also like it in mono, good work!
Isabel GrinGrin
19 Mar 2018 1:29AM
Mono for me as it brings out varying textures in this skies .... on suggestion you could maybe edit the noise out of the sky...but that's just me... I fight noisy skies in my mono shots and need to download an App for that soon myself
cheers walt
BlueRoom 13 73 20 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2018 9:35PM
Hi Walt, what you've taken for noise in the sky is a purposely applied texture layer intended to add a sort of softness to the image. It's not working as intended if you've been able to read it as noise, so I'll take that into account if I have occasion to reprocess.

Thank you for your thoughts.


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