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  • Colour or mono?

    It was - and still is - a freezing foggy morning, so I tried to get some atmospheric shots in the house grounds. Which do you prefer?



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    Colour
    57.89%
    22
    Mono
    39.47%
    15
    Neither - they're both rubbish
    2.63%
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    Stephen

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    Re: Colour or mono?

    I prefer the mono but would like to see it with more contrast.
    But I'd also like to see the colour with more saturation.

    It was nice up on the Pentlands this morning but entered the murk on passing Mortonhall.
    I'd love to have been out with the camera. Yesterday evening had possibilities as well.
    Duncan

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    • #3
      Re: Colour or mono?

      Colour; the mono just does not work for me.
      Ed

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      • #4
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        OK I'll own up - I selected the last option. Well, you put it there Stephen!

        ;^)

        Jim

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        • #5
          Re: Colour or mono?

          I agree with Duncan - definitely more contrast needed

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          • #6
            Re: Colour or mono?

            Colour! With a little more saturation.
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            • #7
              Re: Colour or mono?

              Colour.
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              You must have taken so many pictures in the grounds there - from memory driving around the perimeter it seemed vast. What with the big *hoose* too.

              Regards. Barr1e
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              • #8
                Re: Colour or mono?

                to throw in another spanner how about sepia "haunted victorian look"


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                • #9
                  Re: Colour or mono?

                  Thanks to all who voted so far - especially Jim for being the only honest one amongst you!
                  Stephen

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                  • #10
                    Re: Colour or mono?

                    I'm with Roberta. I don't think it has enough form, texture or structure to stand up in mono, but the natural colour doesn't really work either. Perhaps the best interpretation lies somewhere between the two.

                    Ciao ... John on the fence

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                    • #11
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                      As they stand the colour image is the better of the two. The mono image with more contrast would be the better image.

                      Did you use "convert to greyscale" or desaturate? These are poor substitutes to Channel Mixer, or setting up two hue/saturation layers (I'm sure there still a video of Russell Brown of Abobe somewhere showing how to do this).

                      I remember when I first dabbled with black and white (film) photography the results were absolutely awful. You needed a lot of knowledge about b/w film to get half decent results. Black and white in PP is so much easier and forgiving when you're understanding of physics isn't too hot!.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Colour or mono?

                        Neither - I simply used a Lightroom action. I thought of giving it more contrast, but felt it might move the image away from the "foggy day" that it was.

                        Originally posted by LightingMan View Post
                        As they stand the colour image is the better of the two. The mono image with more contrast would be the better image.

                        Did you use "convert to greyscale" or desaturate? These are poor substitutes to Channel Mixer, or setting up two hue/saturation layers (I'm sure there still a video of Russell Brown of Abobe somewhere showing how to do this).
                        Stephen

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                        • #13
                          Re: Colour or mono?

                          A few thousand, certainly. The immediate grounds cover about 6 square miles. There's always something new, a new angle, or fresh foliage, to photograph. One day I might even get something right!

                          Originally posted by Barr1e View Post
                          You must have taken so many pictures in the grounds there - from memory driving around the perimeter it seemed vast. What with the big *hoose* too.

                          Regards. Barr1e
                          Stephen

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                            I thought of giving it more contrast, but felt it might move the image away from the "foggy day" that it was.
                            Have you thought of trying sepia instead of mono b/w?
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                            • #15
                              Re: Colour or mono?

                              Originally posted by Ellie View Post
                              Have you thought of trying sepia instead of mono b/w?
                              Like this?

                              Stephen

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