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B&W or color

Discussion in 'Critiques' started by Mark F, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Mark F

    Mark F Member

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    This is an old steam engine running a belt at an old mill
    Which seems better B&W or the color version?

    SteamBW.jpg
    Date: 2016:06:05 14:49:45 - Manufacturer: Sony - Model: ILCE-6000 - Focallength: 51 mm - Measurement: Pattern - Aperture: 4 - ISO: 800 - Exposuretime: 1/25 sec - Flash: No Flash steam.jpg
    Date: 2016:06:05 14:54:35 - Manufacturer: Sony - Model: ILCE-6000 - Focallength: 51 mm - Measurement: Pattern - Aperture: 4 - ISO: 800 - Exposuretime: 1/25 sec - Flash: No Flash
     
  2. Michael

    Michael Well-Known Member

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    In this case I prefer the color version. It shows the mechanical part better
     
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    I like them both, Mark.

    I have to admit being a B&W fan, because it has more of an "Art" feel for me.

    The color leaves nothing to the imagination, (in a good way...) LOL
     
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  4. Mark F

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    Thanks... I am leaning toward the color on this one... although I like B&W... and I played with different filters on this... The color one does bring out more of the steam engine.
     
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    Although both good, I like the colour one, the colour brings all the woodwork to life as well.
     
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    For me the B&W version fits the subject better. You could lighten the shadows a bit to show more detail. Both are good.
     

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