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#1 Jyda

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 23:48

The title may not be that obvious in this B&W version, but the shop in the corner has many nice copper objects on display in the window.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 00:46

..... and I'm looking over my shoulder :O . Great image, the B&W capture sets a terrific mood and the (apparent acute) street angle adds to the wow factor. With those street light styles, I expect the clock on the wall is running backwards.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:26

So perhaps you could also post it in colour so that we can enjoy the copper objects and the lamplight?!

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:52

OR desat the color so most of the street is b&w and copper is discernable

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 08:01

Great image, but it really deserves to be viewed on a large screen.

Agree about leaving just a little of the copper colour in the image.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:11

Thanks. I've been trying to find a way to photograph that shop window with all the details, but have a hard time finding the right angle and framing. I will give it some more tries where I go in closer.

Anyway, here's the colour version. I had envision it in B&W, but I'm not sure which one I like the best. I think the street sign is a bit distracting in colour.

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Selective colour isn't really my thing so I won't go that route.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:13

The colour version is exactly as I imagined that it could be — and is so much more interesting than the B&W was as far as I am concerned.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:40

I guess you're right, Ann. The buildings do have some beautiful colours and textures. I'm just a bit concerned about the street sign that sticks out to my eye. I would photoshop it out if I could.

Also, the photographer in me doesn't like the white power-saving lights that they've replaced the old, warm lighting with.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 14:04

Ann is definitely right the colour version is streets ahead of the B/W version and what street sign?
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 14:47

You might like to try a little desat on the color version (I believe to be better); to my eye it seems a trifle too sat for the time of day

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 14:54

It is more spooky in B&W.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 17:17

in color the title makes sense,
both images are appealing but I particularly like the color version better

and I also see no street sign :D

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 17:48

I'm more distracted by the verdure, which you could desaturate on its own, I guess...
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 18:33

Thanks. The colours are actually quite true to reality, even the verdure, at least on my monitor.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 18:45

Colour gets my vote. Lovely.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 18:50

I find the colours to be very true too; particularly because I don't think that those leaves were lit by the orange sodium lamps which we have become so used to seeing in night shots.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 19:54

Wonderful photo both ways!

I wonder what it would look like with the color photo significantly desaturated; except for the window and the green ivy?

The only thing that causes me to rate it an 8 instead of a 9 is that the vertical lines on the buildings are not vertical. That bothers me alot.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 20:09

For me both color or B&W work. They create different emotions as generic street shots though. Because if the focal point should be the store's display window I think the color wins and it should be bigger in the frame than what is now. I personally can discern very minimal detail about what that window carries behind it. Had you left it up to me to guess what's behind that display I am not sure I would have come up with "copper cookware" as the answer. Could have very well been prosciutto di parma instead :)
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 20:16

@Dave: The verticals bothers me too, but I want to include the lamp holder to the left so there's no room for a correction. That's largely an effect of going from the D700 with a 95% viewfinder to the D800 with 100%. With the D700 I knew there would be some play after framing the way I wanted so that's now ingrained in me. I have to relearn with the D800.

@Manos: Yes, the shop window is too small to be the only subject. As I said above, I have had a hard time getting the shot of the window the way I want, but will make another try at that.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 20:53

Anyway, here's the colour version. I had envision it in B&W, but I'm not sure which one I like the best. I think the street sign is a bit distracting in colour.


Smashing in color also. I found the B&W very moody (spooky as already mentioned), but the color is a whole other experience. Thanks for posting both.
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