What do you like best Black and white


puma

Link Posted 01/09/2013 - 21:51
So What do you like best Black and white

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davidstorm

Link Posted 01/09/2013 - 21:53
On this particular shot Shaun I have to say that the BW is best. It focusses attention on the car rather than the surroundings.

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swarf

Link Posted 01/09/2013 - 22:10
Definitely the B&W - the car is brought out of the background and the car has a "crispness" that is somehow not there in the colour version.

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McGregNi

Link Posted 01/09/2013 - 22:13
I wonder if the car was there at all ? The plane of focus doesn't extend into the surrounds at all, which appears odd I feel.
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AndrewA

Link Posted 01/09/2013 - 22:14
How about taking the green etc out of the background but leaving the car and road as is?
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McGregNi

Link Posted 01/09/2013 - 22:17
I should have answered the question though - I rather think the colour works, especially the creamy car. Maybe you could tone down the reddy building behind which is more distracting in colour, but overall I'd stick to colour.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 01/09/2013 - 22:17

johnriley

Link Posted 01/09/2013 - 22:38
Both colour or black and white are fine, but what is very disturbing is the way everything but the car is blurred. That's very unnatural - there should be a plane of sharp focus where the car is sharp, gradually falling off in front and behind. Here everything has the same degree of blur everywhere.
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Last Edited by johnriley on 01/09/2013 - 22:39

davidstorm

Link Posted 01/09/2013 - 22:41
I think the image has been processed with a Gaussian Blur on everything but the car. Personally I think this works as it draws attention to the car rather than the surroundings.

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McGregNi

Link Posted 01/09/2013 - 22:50
It does that - but still looks odd as it's not a natural optical effect. If its a filter effect then it should be possible to unblur the focus plane either side. Its more fiddly admittedly
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SteveEveritt

Link Posted 01/09/2013 - 22:54
And the filter just encroaches on the front right tyre, left as you look at the photo.
B&W for me too.
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Last Edited by SteveEveritt on 01/09/2013 - 22:54

Karl

Link Posted 01/09/2013 - 22:54
I dont like the red brick building in the colour one.
BW looks best of the 2

MrB

Link Posted 01/09/2013 - 23:35
A mono conversion using a blue filter would bring the car out even more, as all the background tones would be darker.

Philip

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Link Posted 02/09/2013 - 10:44
davidstorm wrote:
I think the image has been processed with a Gaussian Blur on everything but the car. Personally I think this works as it draws attention to the car rather than the surroundings.

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David

i said the same the b/w works good here i like it
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Link Posted 02/09/2013 - 10:56
johnriley wrote:
What is very disturbing is the way everything but the car is blurred. That's very unnatural - there should be a plane of sharp focus where the car is sharp, gradually falling off in front and behind.

Agreed! It looks unnatural.

This is how I would selectively blur the image. The red areas are the sharp in-focus areas. The magenta areas would be slightly blurred. The rest would have the full blur effect.



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Gwyn

Link Posted 02/09/2013 - 11:08
There is a halo around the car which is clearer in the b/w version than in the colour.
I don't like the Gaussian blur affect at all I'm afraid, and because of that I can't say which treatment is better, though I'm leaning to the colour version.
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