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David Morison 28th December 2012 11:59 AM

Broken
 
Just a shot of a broken lamp but it typifies the degree of dereliction I found in tourist areas of Corfu.

But is it better in colour or grainy mono?

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PA251609.jpg



http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/PA251609-3.jpg

Any suggestions for other treatments?

E-M5 plus Leica 14-150mm

Thanks

David

Zuiko 28th December 2012 12:15 PM

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I'm sitting on the fence for this one, I like them both. Great subject!

rutwij 28th December 2012 01:12 PM

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I like the monochrome better. I think the colour one would work better with a little less exposure and a little more contrast.

StephenL 28th December 2012 03:01 PM

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All you gain in the colour shot really is a blue sky. The mono conversion allows you to concentrate on the subject.

Chevvyf1 28th December 2012 03:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rutwij (Post 206155)
I like the monochrome better. I think the colour one would work better with a little less exposure and a little more contrast.

Me Tooo *chr

Wee man 28th December 2012 03:53 PM

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I am with Stephen on this one. Maybe straighten the centre post?

cariadus 28th December 2012 06:16 PM

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Definitely mono - not sure if the grain is strictly necessary though?

Floribunda 28th December 2012 11:00 PM

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Absolutely colour for me David.
The perfection of that clear blue sky contrasting with the imperfections of the broken lamp, and you lose those lovely blemishes of colour in the lamp support in the mono.

gregles 28th December 2012 11:15 PM

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I like both versions David.

I ran the colour version thru levels in photoshop, the histogram indicated that the image could benefit from a greater dynamic range. I then ran it thru topaz, correcting the exposure further, increased the detail and flung in a few extras and was very happy with what could be achieved.

Very nice

Greg

Bikie John 29th December 2012 10:33 AM

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I prefer the colour version, the B&W - unusually - doesn't hit the spot for me. I don't think the grain adds anything and without it the picture would be a bit flat. I think the colour version works because it is almost monochrome, but not quite. As Lyn says, the subtle changes in colouring are very effective.

Ciao ... John

alfbranch 31st December 2012 09:45 PM

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I would go for B&W with contrast maybe lose the grain.

Imageryone 1st January 2013 01:20 AM

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There is quite a nice bronze tint in PS , might really suit this.

David Morison 1st January 2013 08:26 AM

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Thank you all for your constructive comments which have given me a lot to think about. Personally I prefer the colour but I will try a lot of your suggestions on both this and the mono to see what I can achieve - for a rainy day.

David


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