Wordy Wednesday

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Well, it was going to be wordless but I have something to say.

Please go take a look at the b & w version on Monochromia and tell me which you prefer.

I do have my favorite and might tell you one day!

🙂

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47 thoughts on “Wordy Wednesday

  1. I like this one best. I love the combination of stormy blue sky and golden house and fields.

    Most of all, I really like the composition of this picture with the fence and trees in the background anchoring the photo. That great composition translates into both the colour and b&w versions.

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    1. It was amazing to be there when this scene unfolded. It was heavily overcast but starting to clear right at golden hour. We took several shots from different angles and when I stooped down to grab this angle, my wife questioned me. But this is the angle I ended up liking the best.

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  2. I like them both, but the color (at least to me) beats the other one out by a mile. I think because there’s more contrast amongst the scene since the light is a bit flatter in the black and white. I adore the way you’ve processed this! EXCELLENT!

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    1. Mary, when I look at all my past work- which I do on occasion, I can see a gradual evolution in my processing. What you call a certain……Emilio, look is stolen, gathered, borrowed from all the other photographers online whose work I admire. You’re also in there somewhere! 🙂

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  3. I never thought I would say this Emilio but the color image has a little more impact than the B&W version (oh God I said the “C” word). Don’t get me wrong I love the B&W version but this one edges it out slightly 🙂

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    1. Joe, don’t be a hypocrite. I’ve seen you post some “C” word photos of your own and they are pretty good. In general! Thanks for being a man and not just repeating the party line that black (and white) is better. We will not repeat this anywhere, though, so rest easy.

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    1. Thanks, Tim, for your insight! The color definitely works better for so many different reasons. The one thing I did have problems with is there was a lot of digital noise. When I removed it, the overall texture suffered. I will be working on this one some more to see what I can do.

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      1. Noise is a real pain. There are times when I wished I had my tripod so I could reduce the ISO to a reasonable level and reduce the noise in camera. You as well probably find that Noise reducing filters such as those found in NIK can help.
        Best success with your reworking.

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        1. I used the noise reduction in Lightroom. It certainly has its limitations. I’m not sure why there was so much noise. I will have to check the data but the clouds were breaking so I assumed there’d be enough light for handheld- though I had my tripod with me. Also, I was using my Canon T2i with a kit lens. That might have been part of the problem.

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  4. They are both attractive, but I agree with the others here – the colour photo has it all. I understand you have worked on it a bit, but it’s really the contrasting colours of the sky, the house and the grass that captures my whole mind…enigmatic.

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  5. I so love this image, in both color and B&W. Even still, the color is my favorite, because of the bricks. I keep thinking of those who built and lived here, and the pride they must have had in their home.

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