Two of a kind

by Stefan Fletcher April. 07, 2009 5334 views

Same image, different treatment. If anyone has a particular preference (or dislike), feel free…

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Aaroni Addison 4 years, 10 months ago

I like the black and white image. It leaves you imagination to fill the colors.

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Stefan Fletcher Replied to Aaroni Addison 4 years, 10 months ago

There's a quote (I wish I could remember who said it first) along the lines of colour being good for the eyes, but black and white is good for the soul.

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Teo 12 years ago

Wonderful photo's of these old trees!

12 years ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 12 years ago

I prefer n°2. It is a tree with great textures and tones for B/W, but the background in B/W is too much. The colours of n°2 soften this effect and accentuates the structure ! :o)

12 years ago Edited
Jarvo J 12 years ago

I prefer the b&w, but it's a close call. For me though both might be better if the main trunk looked a little darker in comparison to the rest - not sure how to achieve this though.

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Hong S 12 years, 1 month ago

i like # 2

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Quinn 12 years, 1 month ago

incredible, i love it. # 2 is definitely the best. the colors and dull and it fits the picture well....

the piictures were taken in lake george NY. and were uploaded during "bible class" at school.... when we were learning about john wesley :] lol

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Nadir Hacamo 12 years, 1 month ago

Superb shots! I also like b&w, but I still prefer color! But, great work! :)

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Rob Tulk 12 years, 1 month ago

I'm with the #2's. The tree stands out from the background much more in the second picture.

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 12 years, 1 month ago

I would have to say #2 as well.

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Dorothe 12 years, 1 month ago

I prefer the 2nd. It is a very intersting tree with a intensive structure for b&w, but with the background it is too much. the colours of the 2nd soften this effect. (and I would mirror this one, too)

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Laura 12 years, 1 month ago

I think I like #2 the best. I do like the black and white version but it's a bit too dark in spots...not enough contrast maybe.

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jeff Hubbard 12 years, 1 month ago

#2 for me. The colour in the background accentuates the texture and tones in the tree. :)

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 12 years, 1 month ago

The jury foreman has handed me an envelope and the results are... evenly divided! Well, I liked the muted colours best but I overworked the contrast and softened the background too much to compensate for the wrong aperture. The mono was an attempt at recovering a lost picture.
The olives from this orchard are bloody awful, but the oil is very good.

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marzena Jozefczyk 12 years, 1 month ago

#1. for me b&w photography is all about an interesting shape and here the shape is very interesting. although the pale colors on #2 don't disturb. but still, I prefer #1.

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tim 12 years, 1 month ago

b&w for me, it makes me appreciate me the rough surface of the log, feels like touching it!

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Edyta 12 years, 1 month ago

Trees I Love. And I prefer the colour version, somehow it has more depth to it

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Emme Tan 12 years, 1 month ago

i love it in black and white... the shadow and the lines look better in b&w but oh well... just personal preference.

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Arie 12 years, 1 month ago

You've done it nicely

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Karen 12 years, 1 month ago

yep, number 2 for me. I like though how the colours are a bit muted, are they?

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Brian 12 years, 1 month ago

I wish these could be viewed side by side instead of scrolling up and down. I think I prefer #2. Couldn't tell you technically what I like more about it, more of a personal preference I guess.

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Stefan Fletcher 12 years, 1 month ago

I realise I could have been a bit more daring in the mono conversion, but I'm in a café waiting for a client with only the jpg to play with and not much time. Sorry.

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