Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: storm cloud - which one better?

  1. #1
    teokf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Tawau
    Posts
    659
    Real Name
    Steven

    storm cloud - which one better?

    I was in my hotel room and then saw this storm cloud coming towards the hotel. Grabbed my camera and rush to the Roof Top Bar Lounge. When I got to the top, a few people were already shooting with their hand phones. Managed to shoot it before the rain came.

    The actual scene was much darker. I would like your opinions, which photo gives the "feel" of the on-coming storm? or both could be deleted

    1.
    storm cloud - which one better?

    2.
    storm cloud - which one better?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,732
    Real Name
    james

    Re: storm cloud - which one better?

    I like the color better!

  3. #3
    pnodrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Waipu, Northand, New Zealand
    Posts
    3,454
    Real Name
    Paul

    Re: storm cloud - which one better?

    I also prefer the colour version but think it would have a better feel if the saturation of the buildings was reduced making it look more gloomy.

  4. #4
    gregj1763's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Launceston Tasmania
    Posts
    1,850
    Real Name
    Greg

    Re: storm cloud - which one better?

    Quote Originally Posted by pnodrog View Post
    I also prefer the colour version but think it would have a better feel if the saturation of the buildings was reduced making it look more gloomy.
    My thoughts exactly.
    Great photo

  5. #5
    pinakibaidya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Darjeeling
    Posts
    378
    Real Name
    pinaki

    Re: storm cloud - which one better?

    It is really beautiful! I like the colour one more.Thank u for sharing.

  6. #6
    ucci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Seymour, Vic., Land of Oz
    Posts
    1,246
    Real Name
    Ken Outch

    Re: storm cloud - which one better?

    MPOO ( My personal opinion only) in the black and white post the cloud formation has nothing like the intense drama of the colour version. But... and don't you hate it when there is a but... the intense colour of the buildings totally drew my eye away from what I have assumed was the primary focus of your story. So the suggestion made to tone down the intensity of the buildings to bring out the clouds is one way to go.
    However how about if you did some selective work on beefing up the intensity and contrast of the clouds in the B&W shot? It is the sort of capture that really can work very well with B&W.
    Nice work
    Ken

  7. #7
    Didace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    142
    Real Name
    Didace

    Re: storm cloud - which one better?

    Quote Originally Posted by ucci View Post
    MPOO ( My personal opinion only) in the black and white post the cloud formation has nothing like the intense drama of the colour version. But... and don't you hate it when there is a but... the intense colour of the buildings totally drew my eye away from what I have assumed was the primary focus of your story. So the suggestion made to tone down the intensity of the buildings to bring out the clouds is one way to go.
    Ken
    I was going to comment, but this one sums up my feelings nicely.

    I do really like the clouds.

  8. #8
    arith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Burton on Trent, UK
    Posts
    4,789
    Real Name
    Steve

    Re: storm cloud - which one better?

    I like the B+W but I tried a yellow filter to see if it looked a bit more dramatic.

    storm cloud - which one better?

    Also red and green filters seem to be pleasing, so it is definitely a nice image and could be a great one.

  9. #9
    Plumcrak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Ft. Wayne, Indiana
    Posts
    1,545
    Real Name
    Jon

    Re: storm cloud - which one better?

    Steven, I like the B&W and I would agree with Ken on enhancing the clouds to get the same "gloom & doom" feel as the color version.

    Nice capture none the less.

    Cheers

  10. #10

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC
    Posts
    18,892

    Re: storm cloud - which one better?

    For me the buildings are a distraction in both versions. Consider cropping to eliminate them, which would result in almost a square photo.

  11. #11
    teokf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Tawau
    Posts
    659
    Real Name
    Steven

    Re: storm cloud - which one better?

    Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I really appreciate it.

    After reading all the comments and suggestions, I realised why the coloured version didn't give me the right "feel" to it and that was why I converted the photo to B&W. It takes the community here in CiC to help me see and I appreciate that.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •