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    The Rocks: Sunset - B&W - Night

    A couple of days ago, I drove to Kerpe about 2 hours from where I live to shoot the rocks in Kerpe. I started with a sunset and finished with light painting. Here are three shots.

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    Kerpe 1 by batmura, on Flickr

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    Kerpe 2 by batmura, on Flickr

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    Kerpe 3 by batmura, on Flickr

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    Re: The Rocks: Sunset - B&W - Night

    Nice shots again! I'm actually least fond of the B+W - although I normally prefer B+W images, I think that in this case, the colours you've captured are just too nice to get rid of.

    Of the 3, the first is my preference.

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    Re: The Rocks: Sunset - B&W - Night

    Murat these are all good shots IMO and involve a very strong composition. It's fascinating to compare the quite different effects that you get with the three images. They all work very well in their own way but I agree with Andrew and find the first version the most appealing. I think it's because of that subtle light from the sky falling on the right hand upper rocks. The B&W does have nice strong lines though.

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    Re: The Rocks: Sunset - B&W - Night

    The mono stands well in its own right but like Andrew, if I had to choose, I would prefer the colour version. The last one is different and I like that as well.

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    Re: The Rocks: Sunset - B&W - Night

    My order of preference...... 1 > 3 > 2...
    Night looks flood lit
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    Re: The Rocks: Sunset - B&W - Night

    well, so far im the only one who prefers the B&W, but the colour is a close second

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    Re: The Rocks: Sunset - B&W - Night

    I cannot decide which of these I like more! They are all beautiful and have such a serene feeling to them.

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    Re: The Rocks: Sunset - B&W - Night

    Hi Batmura. I agree with the majority that one has great color. The only reason I would select the BW is that its water seems more natural to me. In its color version, I think the water has too much of a poured glass look especially where the water meets the rocks. Love the stars in number three.

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    Re: The Rocks: Sunset - B&W - Night

    I like all three but, the night shot really stirs my interest. The colors are quite exciting!

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    Re: The Rocks: Sunset - B&W - Night

    First of all I absolutely enjoyed all 3 shots. Especially the B&W.
    Just an observation for #3 - the night scene. I find it confusing as I am assuming the photos were taken facing west. I see the 'cup' of the Big Dipper and I usually see this in the western sky. Yet, there is a lot of light from behind. As if there are 2 photos of a morning and evening layered. Am I wrong?

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    Re: The Rocks: Sunset - B&W - Night

    The B/W version for me - and I agree with Karm, the water has too much of a poured glass look for my tastes - my other hobby is sea fishing and it looks like a great place to have a go.

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    Re: The Rocks: Sunset - B&W - Night

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianJake View Post
    I find it confusing as I am assuming the photos were taken facing west. I see the 'cup' of the Big Dipper and I usually see this in the western sky. Yet, there is a lot of light from behind. As if there are 2 photos of a morning and evening layered. Am I wrong?
    The OP mentions that he painted the scene with light, in the third photo.

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    I like all 3. The first may have the edge. Well done.

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