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Art Filter - With or Without?

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by goldenlight, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Recently taken at my local woods with the E-P3, colour version from raw plus JPEG Grainy B&W art filter. I like them both, but prefer the "natural" colour version. What do you think?


  2. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    I dig the B&W
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  3. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Personally, it's not called "fall colors" for nothing. :) 
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  4. I probably lean towards the colour version, but some of that is because I often feel the grainy film filter is too extreme.
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  5. ibcj

    ibcj Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    I prefer the color version.
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  6. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    +1 for the colour. Although I think it would be a nice in a straightforward mono conversion, the grainy filter is too contrasty for a lovely scene like this.
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  7. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    My choice would be the color version too. As Luke has mentioned, I think the art filter is a bit too "contrasty" for me. Lovely composition btw :) .
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  8. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    i like the color with soft focus effect added, or the bw with some silver efex sprinkled around
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  9. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales

    D in W
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  10. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    +1 for colour. I don't really touch any of the art filters on any cameras. Prefer to do it on Photoshop/Lightroom where you can really fine-tune the effect, or have the au naturale version if they don't work out =)
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  11. peterbee

    peterbee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 2, 2011
    Huddersfield, UK
    Peter Bartlett
    Both versions have their attraction for me, but on balance I have concerns about the high contrast of the mono version - as has been suggested above, post-processing offers greater control for mono conversions and that would be my preferred option.
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  12. Aniseedvan

    Aniseedvan Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 25, 2011
    Another vote for colour, the autumn leaves lend themselves to it, plus as others say the high contrast art filter is losing you shadows down at the front...
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  13. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    I usually shoot raw plus JPEG wihen using art filters for that very reason. :smile:
  14. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I prefer the B&W, thanks.
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