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avoca woolen mill

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by caimi, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    I can't decide:

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  2. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    S.Yorkshire, UK
    B&W, for me.

    If the yarn on the loom was lots of stripes of vivid contrasting colours, then yes, but as it is, they don't make colour the interest of the shot, so I find it more interesting in B&W for the texture.

    My 2p.
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  3. gsk3

    gsk3 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 29, 2012
    B&W for me as well. Nice job.
  4. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    My first instinct was to go with the color, but on a longer review I think B&W... it depends on where you want the focus & subject of the photo to be.

    To me, the B&W makes my eye focus on the loom details like the worn crossbar that's in focus, and I am looking at it as a picture of well-used machinery at work. The color version draws me instead to the yarns and I'm more focused on the weaving action going on in the photo. However, the downside is there's a lot of bright color in that top right corner that appears relatively unrelated and somewhat distracting. If you're open to doing so, you could maybe desaturate some of that color to keep the focus on the loom & yarn.

    Nice shot either way, I like both versions :smile:
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    I agree, B&W. The colors in the upper right corner are distracting in the color image but not in the B&W. Nice shot. :cool: 
  6. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Thanks for the input. The b&w is my preference also but there are some interesting things going on with the light and subtle colors in the yarns.
  7. MikeR_GF1

    MikeR_GF1 Guest

    Me neither. There's something good going on in both of them.

    How do they print?
  8. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
    +1 from me :smile:
    Plus this shot is all about structure imho - colors don't add much even if you de-saturate the distracting bright pink and cyan.
  9. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Mike R,

    I'll let you know. I suspect the B&W will make a better print.
  10. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    colour for me.

  11. sac

    sac Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 5, 2012
    Vic, Australia
    Liked both images, but in the end B&W for me.
  12. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    B&W for me
  13. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
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