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Which version do you prefer?
B&W 64%  64%  [ 14 ]
Color 32%  32%  [ 7 ]
B&W colorized 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
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 Post subject: Seattle: Space Needle
PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:55 am 
This is actually a photo I took in 2008 that I just rediscovered recently. After some editing the wife and I both decided we really like it, and are thinking of getting it printed on canvas to hang. Only thing we're not sure about is which version would look best. I'd appreciate your vote on which you think would look best on canvas :)

Straight black and white:
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Straight color:
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B&W slight colorized:
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The colorized version could probably use a bit more cleanup - it was just a quick and dirty mask/putting back the original color on the arches, then bumping up the brightness/saturation with a multiply layer on them.

All editing done in Lightroom 3 / Photoshop CS4.

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My vote went for the b&w version. The only other thing I might try to do is clone out the plane trail at the top of the frame, just my thoughts.


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+1 to b&w

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:40 pm 
B&W for me. Great image.


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One more on B&W

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Suppose it depends on your decor, but B&W for me also.

What about trying the `out of frame` layer/pp'ing with it. I reckon it would add even more impact to the height with the top of the tower oof & may look pretty neat. ???

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Colour for me. :)

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well, i voted for b&w, only because colored one looks a bit yellowish to me.
did you increase saturation?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:33 pm 
Not much - but it's been a while since I actually did the editing on the image so I can't remember all I actually did to it. The yellowing was a side effect of really punching up the blacks - it was a bit of a hazy/cloudy night, so there was a lot of light pollution. Kicking up the contrast/blacks made the light go a bit yellow.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:23 am 
Would you mind telling me the location that you took the photo :D :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:22 am 
Sure :) It was shot from Kerry Park.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:53 am 
Did you need a telephoto from that location?


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I prefer the colour version but I definitely see the appeal of the B&W as it has a really nice art deco look.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:33 pm 
The image was cropped a bit, but it was shot at 65mm, so a telephoto is not required :)


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