Colour or black and white?
Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:33 AM
For me it's the b/w, I think the seal pop's out of the background more, but what do I know!!!!
Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:44 AM
Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:57 AM
Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:45 PM
But there is no need to black and white this one unless going for an extreme black and white like a high key effect imo.
that would be my only preference to have it in black and white, not everybody's taste though.
Posted 03 November 2009 - 04:50 AM
I also think that it's a lot harder to get monochrome wildlife images to work than mono wreck images, so it's nice to see this thread.
Edited by tdpriest, 03 November 2009 - 04:54 AM.
Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:09 AM
I like the color one more.
And i would not rush to change the colors.
I could have recognised this picture without you'r watermark or name on posting, because it's You'r style of shooting and process - very cool.
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:29 PM
I think I have a tendency at the momment to go for mono-my eye seems to prefer it for some reason! It is good to hear opinion about the colour one. I think on reflection, that the colour definately has more "pop" and character, and given the subject, that is what the image is about.
Thanks again for all the feedback!
Posted 11 November 2009 - 05:43 AM
I think the Black and White is better. It may be improved by getting some more detail in the right hand side of the seal as you look at the image.
Posted 11 November 2009 - 06:57 AM
I prefer B&W.......feels like the seal is taking a bow..........
Posted 06 January 2010 - 04:28 PM
Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:27 PM
I think you are absolutely right-the colours in the image are quite strong.
I printed this one (the colour version) at A3+ and it really does have a great deal of character!
Thanks for all the input
Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:14 AM
I'm interested to find out whether people prefer this picture in colour or mono.
All critiscism etc gratefully received
What does the seal look like in color with the green removed?
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:50 AM
Colour. I love B&W, but I think there has to be a good reason to present an image as a B&W. In this case, I'm too fond of your surface blues to want to lose the colour.
I tend to agree with Simon - it is a rare day in the UK that you can get such nice background water and blue sky. In B&W you loose these.
I think your motivation for monochrome is that you could have done with a little more strobe on the subject - this would have brought out more of the detail around the face and overcome the greeny colour cast on the seal.
Here are a couple of mine from the same dive. Different seal - this one had been eating an orange lollipop - and was also much whiter which really helped with the lighting!
I got a bit more strobe on the seal and I think that this helps. For me these encounters were particularly special because of the sunny weather and calm surface conditions (well relatively, on both counts). Although there is possible too much strobe in the second image - although I like this more characterful/interesting pose more.
Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:13 PM
That said, I'm interested to see that Alex now has his seals wearing lipstick!
Edited by Simon Rogerson, 07 January 2010 - 12:18 PM.
Posted 13 March 2010 - 02:30 AM
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