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    Slumping barn. C&C and opinions please

    Of the three variants I like the colour one best, mainly for the fragments of red paint and the earth tones in the foreground. The dry old wheat stems are just too pale and prominent in the sepia or black and white. However the problem may be my process rather than the subject.

    Any opinions as to which one you prefer?

    Any tips on making a better black and white or sepia version?

    I have include the original, with cloning out of sensor spots and a gas plant in the background, out of camera for people to play with to make your own interpretation; a good learning experience for me.

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    Re: Slumping barn. C&C and opinions please

    I do like the untouched original for some reason - maybe it is the richer tones.

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    Re: Slumping barn. C&C and opinions please

    Is it the lowest version you like? The original posting was confusing; no labels

    I added labels to the original post, it was confusing as the original is the last version and all the processed versions are above it and unlabelled

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    I like the first one best. However, monochrome versions often command different crops and compositions than color versions. I think this may be an example, as the foreground isn't interesting enough to me to make a monochrome statement. I like the barn itself better in monochrome, especially if you would bring out its texture better during post-processing. So, I think there is a better composition to me made to complement the monochrome bard.

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    Re: Slumping barn. C&C and opinions please

    Hi Trevor,
    I like the 1st pp version myself.

    Here's how I see it.
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    Re: Slumping barn. C&C and opinions please

    Quote Originally Posted by JPS View Post
    Hi Trevor,
    I like the 1st pp version myself.

    Here's how I see it.
    Interesting version, it intrigues me to see other visions of the same image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    I like the first one best. However, monochrome versions often command different crops and compositions than color versions. I think this may be an example, as the foreground isn't interesting enough to me to make a monochrome statement. I like the barn itself better in monochrome, especially if you would bring out its texture better during post-processing. So, I think there is a better composition to me made to complement the monochrome bard.
    This is a tighter shot on the same day/time, cropped slightly to make the barn absolutely dominate. The darn gas plant is there, my cloning skills are insufficient to make it vanish in this version.
    And both versions; Black and white and colour

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    Re: Slumping barn. C&C and opinions please

    Ahhh, thought the first was the original. It is the first.

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    My attempt.

    Silver Efex pro2 Demo (That I downloaded about an hour ago... Nice timing.)

    Then in CS6 I de-saturated the yellows in the original enough to get rid of the yellow in the grass and placed the Silver Efex abvoe it at 80% opacity.

    Crop.. and off to the interweb.

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    Re: Slumping barn. C&C and opinions please

    The monochrome composition I was thinking of is more like Robbie's though with a bit more space on the right side if you have an image that allows it.

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    Re: Slumping barn. C&C and opinions please

    Thanks Robbie and Mike. The dark barn is an effect I was trying for but unable to achieve with the limited tools or skills (it is a poor workman who blames his tools) at my disposal. I may have to spring for SilverEffex if I want to really explore black and white. I like the crop too.

    May have to revisit this and get a little more on the right to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbob View Post
    Thanks Robbie and Mike. The dark barn is an effect I was trying for but unable to achieve with the limited tools or skills (it is a poor workman who blames his tools) at my disposal. I may have to spring for SilverEffex if I want to really explore black and white. I like the crop too.

    May have to revisit this and get a little more on the right to play with.
    Trevor.

    The trail version can be found here


    Thanks for sharing the image, it was fun to experiment with.

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    Re: Slumping barn. C&C and opinions please

    Hi Trevor it has distinct possibilities but needs a bit of a make over first.

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    I would do this to the real estate photographs I take but someone would moan about false advertising.

    P.S. I do prefer the tighter shots.
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    Gee; thanks Paul. Now I have to wait another 20 years for the barn to be in a suitable state of dilapidation to be a good subject.

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    Re: Slumping barn. C&C and opinions please

    Quote Originally Posted by tbob View Post
    Gee; thanks Paul. Now I have to wait another 20 years for the barn to be in a suitable state of dilapidation to be a good subject.
    Sooooory I never thought about that but it will give you something to do when you retire.

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