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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2013, 02:54:15 PM »
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Russ, ignore Isaac (not that you need me to advise you, of course). Conversion to b&w turns an interesting shot into a great one.

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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2013, 03:01:10 PM »
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... it strikes me you're having a lot of trouble saying what you mean.

Naahhh... just busy looking for the next quote to express it Wink
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2013, 03:04:05 PM »
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... Conversion to b&w turns an interesting shot into a great one...

While I prefer Pete Turner colors (done right), if one is to go for the b&w, I think the wall and stairs would need a bit more of detail/light. What works well in color (deep color shadows) does not necessarily work so in b&w.
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2013, 04:37:39 PM »
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I agree that what works well in color doesn't necessarily work well in grayscale, Slobodan, but I don't agree about this one. I think the level of the wall and stairs is the right graphic balance for the sky in this case. There's enough detail there. It's not hard to bring up the wall and the stairs, and I've tried it. Give it a shot yourself. You may see what I mean. I think the color version misses the point entirely.
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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2013, 04:39:47 PM »
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The photo was taken on July 2, 2011 at 9:50 p.m.

At first, when I started to walk up the stairs I couldn’t see the church. All there was was a dark stair way and tree silhouettes in the dusk. As I kept going up and turning with the stairs, slowly an impressive view of the church opened up. It was that transition that I photographed, not the actual building. If I would like to show a tourist attraction, I would post some other shot that better describes the structure. There are plenty of those.

As for the oversaturated colours, I see your point I’ll give it a try.

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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2013, 06:00:50 PM »
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Just to be clear, I think both the color and the RSL B/W images work in different ways. I like very much the subtle leading lines of the staircase emphasizing the façade of the church in Russ' version and the sky is not a distraction for me. I think the OP color version has a much different feel, incorporates the leading lines, but that sky seemed unbelievably blue and I thought it needed to be toned down somewhat; I was trying to find a subtler way to say it since, to me, it would be an esthetic choice. I don't know Pete Turner's work but I am googling him now!
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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2013, 07:09:29 PM »
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I think the most important point about this picture is that eosef was at the right vantage point and framed his picture for powerful graphic balance. To me the graphics are the picture. The color's meaningless. But as I said, that's a personal opinion. Yes, the color version is a completely different picture.
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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2013, 08:19:42 PM »
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I don't know Pete Turner's work but I am googling him now!

http://www.peteturner.com/
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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2013, 08:26:48 PM »
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What's your point, Isaac? ...

The vain hope that what you had to say would be worth saying clearly.

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« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2013, 04:12:38 AM »
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I think it's all about spring. Easter is coming early this year, but much of everything else seems to have decided to freeze.

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« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2013, 06:11:16 AM »
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eosef was at the right vantage point and framed his picture for powerful graphic balance.
Absolutely.Yes. I found his site. I understand the comparison now. Don't agree with it, but I understand it.
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