Mono or Colour?


benwood08

Link Posted 23/08/2014 - 12:25




Looking for some feedback on what people think....mono or colour?

McGregNi

Link Posted 23/08/2014 - 12:36
Colour is better I think. But there's too much blue cast, both on the clouds and the upset hillside. I suggest reducing blue & cyan channels, leaving the nice muted greens and the bright yellow on the tower. It's a nice shot, I like the muted tones, but its not a mono scene for me. Just sort out the blue cast and out it'll be perfect!
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benwood08

Link Posted 23/08/2014 - 12:40
McGregNi wrote:
Colour is better I think. But there's too much blue cast, both on the clouds and the upset hillside. I suggest reducing blue & cyan channels, leaving the nice muted greens and the bright yellow on the tower. It's a nice shot, I like the muted tones, but its not a mono scene for me. Just sort out the blue cast and out it'll be perfect!

Thanks, will look into adjusting those bits but not sure how to do much in the way of editing, cropping and using the preset stuff is about as much as i can fathom so far.

fritzthedog

Link Posted 23/08/2014 - 12:45
Actually - I do not think you need to adjust the channels - looks to me like a white balance issue - if whatever software you are using has an 'auto' white balance option - press it and see what happens.

Carl
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benwood08

Link Posted 23/08/2014 - 13:16

Ok so i have played with the white balance a bit, whats the verdict?

McGregNi

Link Posted 23/08/2014 - 18:47
For me it's better, but I still think there is a blue cast, particularly on the upper hillside nearest the sky. This I believe can be corrected by pulling down the cyan blue channels. It's up to you about the sky, a creative choice ... leave it blue or pull it back to grey, which would be my choice.
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stub

Link Posted 23/08/2014 - 19:43
Oh no I agree with Nigel entirely....lol
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McGregNi

Link Posted 23/08/2014 - 21:54
No, it's not meant to be like that what do some others think? Another interesting point about this shot it's the centre placement of the main point of focus, which is not normally a strong compositional construct ... would it be better off more to one side?
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benwood08

Link Posted 24/08/2014 - 09:42



Take 3?

MrB

Link Posted 24/08/2014 - 10:50
Following Carl's suggestion, this is the little JPEG from the OP, loaded into ACR in PSE10, white balance set to Auto, followed by Blacks 10, Brightness -20, Contrast +20, Clarity +40:




Cheers.
Philip

Gwyn

Link Posted 26/08/2014 - 11:07
The last one is more balanced, colour-wise but loses some of the atmosphere of the original, blue version. I have a problem with the composition, but not with the colour.

JAK

Link Posted 26/08/2014 - 12:51
If the camera setting is correct, the photo was taken around 9.30pm so it must have been practically dark. I presume the tower is illuminated with artificial light and to expect the treescape and sky to appear normal wouldn't be as it was.
However I agree with Gwyn that the main issue is with the composition of the photo which must have been the tower and its reflection. I feel a vertical image may have looked preferable with the tower anything but central.
John K
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