Malling Photographic Forum

Photograph by Don Beevis

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hi everyone
Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:21 am by mouse

» School Visit
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:02 am by PulpFan

» New member
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:21 am by Frank_Irwin

» Judges for Next Competitions
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:07 am by kentishmayde

» Malling Photographic Society on DSLR User Website
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:27 am by kentishmayde

» Malling Photographic Society is now on DSLR User Website
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:30 am by kentishmayde

» Malling Photographic Society on DSLR User Website
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:29 am by kentishmayde

» Photoshop CS4
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:01 am by geebis

» hi from dover, kent
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:52 am by sapper

Shopmotion


Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
Affiliates
free forum
 
Poll
Social bookmarking
Social bookmarking Digg  Social bookmarking Delicious  Social bookmarking Reddit  Social bookmarking Stumbleupon  Social bookmarking Slashdot  Social bookmarking Yahoo  Social bookmarking Google  Social bookmarking Blinklist  Social bookmarking Blogmarks  Social bookmarking Technorati  

Bookmark and share the address of Malling Photographic Forum on your social bookmarking website

Bookmark and share the address of Malling Photographic Forum on your social bookmarking website


You are not connected. Please login or register

Colour or Monochrome?

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1 Colour or Monochrome? on Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:17 am

In a recent competition, I entered the monochrome version of this shot. The judge questioned why it had been entered as monochrome rather than colour. Personally I prefer the monochrome image, the colour one looks too much like what it is, ie a man dressed up. The monochrome one looks more menacing. What do you think? Colour or Black and White?



View user profile

2 Re: Colour or Monochrome? on Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:47 am

Hi Colin,

I agree with you, the mono version is better imho. The colour version is okay, but the mono version, for me at least, has much more drama to it.

Cheers,
Shaun

View user profile http://www.flickr.com/photos/llamnuds/

3 Re: Colour or Monochrome? on Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:22 am

I think the same as you both! I think the Black and White has more drama.

View user profile

4 Re: Colour or Monochrome? on Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:55 am

I prefer the black and white version, but I think by what the judge said he was imagening a more vivid coloured original.

View user profile

5 Re: Colour or Monochrome? on Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:37 am

Hi Richard

Yes, that's exactly what he said. I wasn't being critical of him - actually I thought he was quite good, even though my pictures didn't do very well Crying or Very sad. I was just curious as to what people thought really because black and white is quite new to me. I was always a bit sniffy about it. Why use monochrome when you could have full technicolour! It's only when I have started experimenting with it myself and looking at some of the stunning black and white images produced by club members, that I have realised its potential.

Colin

View user profile

6 Re: Colour or Monochrome? on Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:05 am

Stick with the mono but could you make it more dramatic and menacing? Try duplicating the layer and using 'multiply' blending mode at different opacities.

View user profile

Sponsored content


View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum