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    BW Sunset?

    Fooling around with HD Efex -- this version caught my eye. Does a black-and-white sunset make any sense? I really like the detail in the clouds, which seems to be stronger than in the original color version.

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    What do you think?

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    Re: BW Sunset?

    Nicely done and the image is wonderful in B&W.

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    Re: BW Sunset?

    I think it's good Elise, especially the clouds.

    Although the stick/tree trunk is unnecessary, so should be cloned out - one vertical element (breaking the horizon) is enough.

    Cheers,

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    Re: BW Sunset?

    very good position

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    Re: BW Sunset?

    I agree, it looks good even on b&w. Good job Elise.

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    Re: BW Sunset?

    Good point, Dave -- I'll do that. For some reason, I liked that stick, but I think it's better without it. I love pictures of people taking pictures, so I wanted to do something with this one. I really like this effect.
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    Re: BW Sunset?

    Quote Originally Posted by mythlady View Post
    Does a black-and-white sunset make any sense?
    Absolutely. And this is a good one!

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    Re: BW Sunset?

    There. This is better, right?

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    Yes! It's gorgeous! What a lovely moment.

    It's amazing what a difference taking that out has made.

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    Re: BW Sunset?

    i like this photo.when you deprive the artist from the colour element he has to be more skillful to create a good photo.ie with less elements of art the artist has to give a good result.for example,many colours in the actual sceen may have the same values and will therefore appear in b/w in the same grey,just because the colour element has been removed.so in b/w we must take more care of contrast pay more attention on lines and their effects on the observer,space divisions,patterns,value gradations,pay alot more attention to how the sceen is lit ,the stops differences among several adjacent areas so they dont blend completely into each others and lose their boundaries .........
    the photo presented is in my opinion is well studied.i even can understand the sizes because the photographer has included a man w.r.t wich i can by proportion understand the size of anything else.perspctive is impressive .the horizon position and the proportion with wich it divides the frame vertically is soothing.also the position of the center on interest (the man) obeys law of thirds and is well done.the whole frame if you can see is formed of adjacent succeeding triangles from up downwards.... first a triangle of sky then of clouds then of mainly sea then of land.this interlocking of triangular textures is amazing.we change from the rest feeling given by the horizontal long smooth wide horizon to jump into activity and energetic motion revived with the oblique lines above and under the horizon.....
    a picture that you like at first sight always contains several aspects and rules of fine arts that you will start discovering little by little as you start seeing into the picture and not by merely looking at the picture.

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    Re: BW Sunset?

    Thanks very much, Hashim, for your thoughtful analysis -- and thanks everyone else, too.

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    Re: BW Sunset?

    Fooling around with HD Efex -- this version caught my eye. Does a black-and-white sunset make any sense?
    It certainly does make sense. and you proved it.

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    Re: BW Sunset?

    Color sunsets are extremely difficult to not make a supersaturated hash of. This is very nice, it let's the viewer sort of supply the color.

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