Published: Saturday 20th of March 2004 10:33:00 PM
Maybe I was wrong to dabble with the original, which I think is something one shouldn't do very often. However, I wanted to leave the sterotype type of picture on the couch and concentrate on those expressive eyes.
Here is how I see it. The color version is for the commericial side of photography. The black & white version is for the fine art side of photography. Warmnest Regards, Howard Dion PS: I like the B&W shot becuase I look more at her face than her...well you know!
Think I vote for the color version. Seems to have more punch than the BW John
Well, tha'ts my preference too Howard, but the image is flawed by being desaturated.
Monochrome from colour John, how did you do the conversion? If you did not use the channel mixer, you might want to have a look at: http://homepage.mac.com/ilyons/pdf/tutorial2-6.PDF
I agree completely with Gregory... much more dramatic in B&W... and the feathered darkening of the edges brings out the most appealing part of the picture, which is that wonderful face and her features... I also like the way that adds some mystery and subtlety to magnificent form.. excellent work, John!!
I prefer the b&w one as the model is much more classy than that pink cap. If the cap would be white, the color shot could be better in my opinion.
Well, I agree with you and that is why I put it there :-) I just wish that I had black and white film loaded in my second camera at that point.
I vote for the BW version: 1- Lighting appears more dramatic. 2- I focus less on the monotone colors, and more on the subject in the BW version. 3- I find the BW image to be more powerful creatively (sort of like an addendum to #1 above).
Great, both versions.
Andrea, thank you, that is very interesting. my version is very flat. I'll try that next weekend. Thanks again. John
B&W is my choice definitely.... It is great John....!
Carlo Ottaviano Casana
Stunning! I like them both!
A posed shot but a reflective mood ... I desaturated this one to give it more character ...