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'cuz I haven't posted enough today....

1/320 shutter speed.
f/4.5
ISO 200
WB -1


I don't much like macro photography, mostly because everyone does it at some point - especially with flowers. But... I'm still posting this 'cuz it's OK.
Huh. Have I posted a shot I really liked yet? 'spose I have to confidence in my abilities with the new camera yet.

Still haven't downloaded all the new shots. I'll do that now.

I've not seen many comments on evening photo posts. Are people not seeing these entries or nothing to say or what?


Current Mood: contemplative contemplative

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abmann From: abmann Date: July 19th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Why do you prefer the color? Is ot that you just dislike the black and white such that the color is the better of the two?

I think the reason I prefer the black and white is that I can see past the "oh! flower": aspect that is so apparent in macro flower photography. I think the texture, the creases and lght is more interesting on its own rather than with the color.

I guess I think the color hinders appreciation for other aspects of the image.
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abmann From: abmann Date: July 19th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
The color is so bright though. I find it hard to see past that and get at other aspects such as the noes highlighted in the b/w version. May just be personal prefernce. :)
evilevi From: evilevi Date: July 19th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I find this image far more striking in black and white. It makes the decay look dignified like a stately old house with peeling paint or an ancient wedding dress decomposing in a closet after years of neglect.
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: July 19th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Ditto that exactly.
techdragon From: techdragon Date: July 19th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I like the color better... the black and white is lacking dimension to my eyes and it kinda seems blurry as a result of it.,
abmann From: abmann Date: July 19th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're both soft but it's harder to see with bright color. :) I think the softness calms the impact of the decomposition in the b/w version that I don't really see in the color.
From: que_emocionante Date: July 19th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
ohhh wow, these are both really beautiful for different reasons -- the black and white because of what other people have said about its striking decay and texture, and the color because of the intense complements (the pinks and reds and the blues and greens of the background) and the sharp brown spots.

i don't comment on your photo posts much because i like photography on an intuitive level and you seem way more into it than that. for instance, this is the best photo you've posted, in my opinion, but you framed it by saying "i don't like this because other people do things like it." you seem fixated on being different and unusual to the point that i think your work might suffer because of it. sometimes there is a reason a lot of people pursue the same general means or subject matter.
white_elk From: white_elk Date: July 19th, 2006 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree with what this person said.
Also, I really like your icon person.
djtaldragon From: djtaldragon Date: July 19th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice shot though. I'm guessing you got a nice Digital camera? I really like my Canon, but would love to get a good digi for the ease of taking pics and downloading. The cost of developing film is so prohibitive these days. Especially Black and White...

>: )
abmann From: abmann Date: July 19th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I bought a Nikon D70s on my birthday. Digital SLR means far less cost over time in photo development.
smed From: smed Date: July 19th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
At first glance, I much prefered the b/w photo. After looking now, they're both ok. I don't care for how soft the photo is. I'm fairly sure that's a personal preference. I have issues seeing anything clearly (stupid bad eyesight) so soft images frustrate me because I'm not sure if they supposed to be soft or if I'm going blind.

That said... the lighting in the color photo looks artificial and the b/w smooths that out a bit for me.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 19th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree. The pink looks so vibrant as to be unreal. Must be something with the expouse time and aperture setting doing something to the light. Not sure what though. The smaller aperture let in less light but the exposure time was pretty long (relatively speaking given light levels). Maybe that affected the color? I dunno.

That is a lot of pink.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: July 19th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I prefer the color one. I see how the b/w is striking, but it's a little blurry, and like smed said, that makes me think my eyes are being weird. It is blurry in color, but that just seems to soften the sharp colors, which is a nice effect. Not to mention the colors themselves. Very striking.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 19th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if the blur was me moving or an improperly tuned lens. :)

I really need to get new glasses.
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