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Just posing

By helenlinda
For me this works best in mono, so I am leading with it. The key players in our building project are posing for the camera before the cutting of the ribbon.
I have produced a number of photos for printing, framing and hanging in the Nursery. I met with the Head Teacher today to look through them. Both of us prefer mono in the main. The reason they work better than colour for me is that I have taken them over quite a long period of time, and the light/weather conditions were so varied for each of them. Mono seems to hold them together as a group so much better than I ever imagined.
v2 is obviously colour and v3 was just for fun
Thanks for looking

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Nursery Portraits and people

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mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
2 May 2014 4:23PM

Quote:Mono seems to hold them together as a group so much better than I ever imagined.

That's the beauty of b&w. You look at the things that matter.
Well done to all concerned, not least you.

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
2 May 2014 4:26PM
Fine image..mono just gets it Smile
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 May 2014 5:02PM
A great capture...

Regards Nathan
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
2 May 2014 5:07PM
This is going to look great hanging on the wall in the nursery, Helen, mono works so well here. Carol
2 May 2014 5:11PM
Mono for me as well; colour version has too many colour distractions - red trousers, red balloon, blue and white notice, all disappear in the b/w version. Agree with your (and others) choice.

Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
2 May 2014 5:15PM
Mono is my fave tooGrinGrin
2 May 2014 5:21PM
V1 by far Helen - and a very good record of the opening. A
7 10 10 England
2 May 2014 5:38PM
You know how to keep everyone happy Helen - three grand images.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
2 May 2014 5:48PM
A wonderful capture of this event, Helen Smile Like all three, but agree about the mono, so V1's my fave too Wink
Trev Smile
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
2 May 2014 7:44PM
wonderful capture Helen.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2014 7:44PM
Mono works great and a lovely images. SmileSmile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
2 May 2014 7:46PM
Agree mono is great, but Helen whatever way you present this it will be a winner!
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
2 May 2014 7:59PM
V 3 is fun but it has to be the Mono of V1......congrtas on the nice that you have the images of the whole projectGrin
2 May 2014 8:15PM
Definitely mono Helen Smile
2 May 2014 8:52PM
superb set
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
2 May 2014 8:54PM
Mono works best Helen - no distractions - jus the importance of the occasion.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
2 May 2014 9:11PM
Strangely, I looked at the mono then the colour and thought a bit of colour popping would make a very good compromise. Lo & behold v3... my winner.

2 May 2014 9:18PM
I think the mono definitely has it for me, Helen!

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
2 May 2014 9:23PM
A good choice made, b&w, and some fin!
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
3 May 2014 4:05AM
Yes, the b/w is my choice too. Great shot of the group and ribbon cutting.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
3 May 2014 7:44AM
Great documentary candid and yes No. 1 works best for me too

ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
4 May 2014 8:09AM
Very good point about mono vs colour regarding changes in lighting conditions! I prefer the mono in this case - very well done conversion Smile I do really like V3 too, though Smile I probably prefer


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