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« on: February 18, 2012, 05:04:25 AM »
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Taken into the light. at Stirling Railway Junction, Scotland. Comments welcome.

1/1250th at f/11. ISO 200. -1EV

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 07:17:06 AM »
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The small image does no favors. When I clicked on it I liked it better, but I feel this image would take to bw very well.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 08:16:06 AM »
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+1 for b&w
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 08:54:48 AM »
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Thanks for those comments guys. Here is a version fairly simply converted to mono in Silver Efex Pro2 and cropped a wee bit.

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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 08:56:35 AM »
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....by the way, how would I post a photograph in a thread other than by using the "Attach" tag that seems to automatically insert a small version that then has to be clicked to view at a reasonable size?
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 09:01:54 AM »
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You can host it on some other site (say, Flickr or your own) and then link it here.
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 09:40:45 AM »
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so much more appealing in b&w, looks really promising
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 10:07:07 AM »
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I really like the tones of the color version but now that I see the BW version I agree it does look better.Lovely image
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 11:36:33 AM »
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B&W for me works nicely. The conversion actually shows there is detail in what appeared to be a featurless sky. I think you might want to play with slighly warm/sepia toning for b&w, to further underscore that old-times feeling. For that look, you also might try some stronger vignetting.

The only thing I disagree with in the b&w version is cropping. You lost the bottom part which contained strong leading lines, accentuationg the sense of perspective.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 01:57:55 PM »
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I'm with Slobodan on this. I like the original cropping but in B&W, but I also would like to see a sepia toning, which would preserve some of the lovely mood of the color version.

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 02:45:10 PM »
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Personally, I'd stick with the color version (which is about as B&W as color can get), primarily for the red and green lights -- I hate to lose that element.  I'd probably tone down the brown of the foreground platforms, and I like the enhanced detail in the clouds which should be possible in a color version.
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2012, 03:56:34 PM »
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I don't think the image should be sepia toned at all to be honest. It will just turn it into a cliche for the sake of doing it. I also don't really think vignetting will work. The building on the left, the left bottom corner and the elements on the right are the darkest parts of the photo. Vignetting will only darken them further and the photo will look out of balance. The sky looks good as is also and I don't think vignetting will benefit it. The subtle tones work really well, where there is just enough detail in the sky.
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 05:22:53 PM »
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I really appreciate all those varied opinions. Many thanks for taking the time to respond.
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2012, 04:39:46 AM »
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I am glad you missed out the modern walkway over the rails. The image looks timeless, almost if it could have been taken any time in the last four or five decades. As to a vignette then there isn't an obvious focal point that is centralised so it wouldn't have worked. Though there is a lot in the image it doesn't looked cluttered. Nice work.
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2012, 09:31:21 AM »
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I'm for somewhere between color and b&w. I'd desaturate most of the color, but leave just a hint behind.
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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2012, 11:20:26 AM »
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First of all, I love the photo, very evocative. I prefer the colour version, mainly because of the almost sepia-esque tone which adds to the timeless quality of it. However, I would like  to see it with a bit of detail brought out in the sky as it is in the mono version.

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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2012, 02:01:16 PM »
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Some more great ideas there, guys. Thanks again.
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