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Walkers in the Rain

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This is one of those Lake District in the rain shots. It was taken from a window in Hawkeshead church.
I was wondering about desaturating the people so that the image becomes mono - I do have a version of this without the walkers which looks mono.



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For me this image would be better without the walkers in it...........only my opinion!
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Re: Walkers in the Rain

Thought I would add the non walker version. I would be interested in knowing which people prefer.


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Re: Walkers in the Rain

I prefer the version without the walkers. I find them distarcting and they don't seem to fhave any relevance to the image.

I love the soft light and the restrained highlights, shadows and tones this creates as it spills in gently through the window. A lovely composition.
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I prefer it with the walkers. I'd like to see just a tiny bit more definition on the unhooded head to lift it out of the background.

Without the walkers it's just a good shot. But with the walkers they add just the right amount of interest to the image. They also make you look through the window, at which point you see the rain on the window. This is a really good use of a constructive element that leads the eye through the image along the leading diagonal.

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Re: Walkers in the Rain

I quite like both, but prefer with the walkers... but without the selective colouring. There's a slight slope too Shirley that I find a little distracting.
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Re: Walkers in the Rain

Personely I prefere the one without the walkers as with there modern day apparel the seem at odds with the mood of the old historic room and to me are just a distraction from the mood of the image.
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Re: Walkers in the Rain

I prefer the one with the walkers in, I didnt see them at first until my eyes roamed around the photo, both are very well done !
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Re: Walkers in the Rain

OK this is my last offering. Yet another slightly different version which includes the whole table and I have converted it to mono.

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Re: Walkers in the Rain

It's even better with the whole table but I still don't like the walkers. However, opinion is split on that and it's just personal taste.
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