Roughton Linn Waterfall


timbo

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 15:37
Roughton Linn Waterfall.
Colour or Mono or shouldn't have bothered





Tim

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paulyrichard

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 15:44
Fantastic image, Tim.
For the mono shot you'd need to enhance the colour tones quite a lot 'cos they're lost as it is. Also, I would tweak the dark tones darker to give contrast to the water.

The colour version works so much better for me though, this shot is simply brilliant and so nicely balanced.
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bforbes

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 15:45
For me the colour is definitely worth the bother
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timbo

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 15:52
Thanks Paul and Barrie.

One thing I struggle with is the brightness of my screen.
I think (!) I have calibrated it, but images seem quite dark. So when I have quite subtle tones I'm not sure how other people see them.

For example the colour one looks OK to me, but the colours may be washed out on somebody else's screen. (Like my one at work).

Paul, I think I will play around with the Mono conversion, and try to get some separation between the greens and the oranges.
Tim

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paulyrichard

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 15:54
The colours don't look washed out to me, Tim. Well, not literally.

Try this to calibrate your screen maybe. link
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bforbes

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 16:02
timbo wrote:

For example the colour one looks OK to me, but the colours may be washed out on somebody else's screen.

I don't think you can legislate for that situation; you just have to go with what you can see.

But to give you some idea the colours that I can see, they remind me of those seen in mineral containing rock or iridescent plumage (Typo)
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Last Edited by bforbes on 31/08/2009 - 16:26

Technoblurb

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 16:38
It's the colour one for me, the subtle shades and textures are great. the only thing I find distracting about the shot is the third water flow from the left and that is an extremely minor point in a great picture.

Graham

mikew

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 17:05
Colour all the way so subtle and yet forceful if that makes sense.

Very good composition as well.

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timbo

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 17:10
Graham. Thanks for the comment, I like people pointing things out before they go before judges - then I don't get the 'Doh I wish I'd noticed that' moment.

Which water flow do you find distracting? The 3rd from the left is a very thick one. Looking at it again the very weedy left hand one looks a bit distracting to me.
Tim

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Technoblurb

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 17:22
I count three water streams before the weed, one is very faint. It's the stream immediately on the left of the weed, the thick one. It looks to me as if something has obscured the lens, rather than it being water. Hope this helps Tim.

Graham

timbo

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 17:43
Ah, I can see a white blob now.
Zooming in on the original its a mini-waterfall, but it needs removing as it is a bit distracting.

Thanks
Tim

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Thordell

Link Posted 31/08/2009 - 21:04
Really love the colour one but not the greyscale, the colour tones are so good, subtle changes with a metallic glow, for me a beautiful image.
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darlene

Link Posted 03/09/2009 - 15:04
Really like the effect of colour in this shot...I say well done

womble

Link Posted 03/09/2009 - 19:00
I am viewing this on a tiny netbook screen but from what I can gather the colour one wins in this case.

Cheers, Kris.
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