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B&W or Color?

Discussion in 'Critiques' started by Eduard, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Eduard

    Eduard Administrator
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    This is looking up on the back of the Philadelphia Art Museum. (The front has the steps made famous by Rocky running up them.) I applied a light amount of HDR but the setting sun created beautiful colors as well. I rarely do this but I wondered how it would look it black and white. I can't decide which I like better. Thoughts?

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    Date: 2016:07:22 10:04:58 - Manufacturer: Fujifilm - Model: X-T1 - Focallength: 22.3 mm - Measurement: Spot - Aperture: 5.6 - ISO: 200 - Exposuretime: 1/210 sec - Flash: No Flash
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    Date: 2016:07:22 10:04:59 - Manufacturer: Fujifilm - Model: X-T1 - Focallength: 22.3 mm - Measurement: Spot - Aperture: 5.6 - ISO: 200 - Exposuretime: 1/210 sec - Flash: No Flash
     
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    I like them both Ed. When asked B&W or color I usually choose B&W. This time I'd say the color version really pops, so color for me.
     
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    I like the contrast of the color with the blue sky popping and the window peaking a bit. I think the color makes the top of the photo more detailed and stand out while the black and white on the columns really are a classic look. I enjoy both.


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    Both great. The color doesn't destroy any of the amazing building. So color is very powerful to me.
     
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    The sunset really made the color on the back of the Art Museum pop. I applied a very light amount of single image HDR via Aurora to pick out the color detail at the top. Thanks for the feedback!
     
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    The thing is, the choice of color or B&W is really a choice between Photo "A" or Photo "B", They are two different creatures in terms of emotional and intellectual content.
     
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