Published: Monday 6th of December 2004 01:57:29 AM
Wils I'm almost always partial to sharp and color vs. soft and colorless. I guess that's why I tend to oversharpen. This one has great sharpness and detail. Color adds more information.
My God, where did all these versions of the same pic come from? Okay, I love sharp. Sharp is everything. Sharp is detail, sharp is reality. Soft means you have bad eyes. So that leaves Sharp B&W and sharp color. The color versions wins by a slim margin. Here's why. The color version leaps off the page and screams I WAS MADE BY WILSON.
Howard said it best - color works for me, too.
Thank you for all your feedback so far. Sure is interesting to see how people vote for different treatment. Appreciate you all taking the time. ^_^
Thanks Wilson, I do prefer this version ;)
Jayme Hall - Bardstown, KY
Wilson- This is you, as Howard has said so well. But I perfer soft & with a little blur, must be my personality! LOL
Wilson I prefer soft especially on an old building. Sharp is alright, but one looses the nostolgia of the past. Wonderful photo. Cheers, Sondra
My vote: sharp & sepia, then sharp & color, then sharp B&W, then finally soft & color. To me, the soft one just looks like the lens needs cleaning.
Excellent composition in the frame of the carriage entrance.
Really fascinating stuff, you all. Great to hear all the different opinions! Thanks. ^_^
Lou Ann Aepelbacher
Nice framing idea here, Wilson. It's a very interesting building, too.
Thank you Lou Ann and Travis for dropping in. Noted your comment with thanks. Very interesting comparison about the Kodakchrome-ish, vintage tourist poster, Travis. Well described. Merry Christmas to you all. ^_^
The colors here are so complementary, and the blue is so perfect, it's a shame to lose them in the B&W version. I don't know if others would agree, but it has a warm kodachromish feeling that makes it feel like a vintage tourism poster. The blurring effect in the other versions just cheapens it and is unnecessary. It's a sufficiently romantic image as is. The use of the gate as a framing device is really well done and really gives it the depth of a painting.
All righty then, here's the sharp, color version of, "A Dutch Town." Some do not like the soft look, so here's the original sharp version. Which do you prefer, this sharp version, soft & color soft & sepia or sharp, b&w ? The enquiring mind wants to know. ^_^