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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 4:30PM
Darker... I'm still seeing Hamlet.

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26 Mar 2014 4:32PM
I agree it is darker, and Hamlet-esk but I would say I prefer the coloured version.
Get well soon.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 4:53PM
I prefer the colour - it's so limited and it really works for me.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
26 Mar 2014 5:27PM
This is a good,strong conversion Nick but....colour for me,has so much more to say.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Mar 2014 7:02PM
He looks more princely in colour. More bad boy in b/w.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Mar 2014 8:04PM
A good mono conversion Nick but Colour for me too as the chair stands out better
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 10:16PM
Bland by comparison Nick.

The moment you start converting to mono you force a graphical enquiry , the relationship of structure over tonality perhaps.

The colour version had a much "easier on the eye" appeal , a nice subtle palette that worked well.

Anyway , both versions bash the flash and draw the eye a little to much to the ornate chair rather than the stare...

Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
26 Mar 2014 10:29PM
That chair was a pig Dave, it had a gloss coating that reflected everything. I even took an image with no flash just ambient light to layer in later,but that was just as bad just from the background lighting. Oh well got more sessions planned for later in the year - several other ideas. Must say this is one of those where the print looks so much better (btw I uploaded wrong version, numpty there's a minor flaw in this).

I've just been looking at a tutorial for something completely different that may help a little in toning them down
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2014 10:33PM
Fair enough mate ,

Id be shooting this with a neoclassical vision in mind , shoot the mood not the light Nick Wink
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
26 Mar 2014 10:37PM
Lights are new to me Dave, so I'm still on a learning curve. I played safe and just used softboxes (gridded) may have been better with a beauty dish.

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