Deep Forest March 20, 2014 / winterSmith Can’t decide, can’t decide. What do you think? Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditPinterestTumblrLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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My preference is the middle image – and B/W for cherry blossoms is just wrong. 🙂
You and I usually have similar taste Dawn but I like the warmer glow of the first one this time. Agree on the B/W though, it steals the essence of the blossoms. And now I finally understand these images, I’ve never seen moss on cherry tree trunks so when Sam first posted this I thought, “why’s he taking pictures of broken blossoms sitting on the ground?” It’s suckers on a mossy trunk, I’ve never seen that before, neat!
I’m for the middle. The warmth of the top takes the edge off the whites. It’s a little less brilliant because of that.
As always, glad I could start an argument. 🙂
I can see where Dr Denny our resident Puritanical Calvinistic “Keep the Colors Pure!” guy would opt for the unmolested version. Yup, I can see that 8^)
I agree with Denny and Dawn. The natural colors of the center one. There’s a principle in art that’s rung true for me all my life (I think this is true, but I might have made it up … it’s been a decently long life and the memory … huh? What?) … the idea is that certain objects are rejected by the mind when they are slightly off. For example, a slightly larger-than-life sculpture of a head, a portrait that is just a bit off in color, etc.
We’ve built up an expectation for certain things in life, and when they’re *slightly* off, it appears a mistake has been made by the artist (or in the case of people, they appear ill). However, we’re good with these things when they are obviously larger/smaller than normal, or more than just shifted in terms of color. The deliberate act, rather than probable error, appears to be understood and appreciated.
And yeah, B&W for cherry blossoms is just wrong.
The thing is, Greg, that the second one is bleached. The top one is well saturated, but is the purer process. In the middle I bleached everything but the flowers to make them pop more. In truth neither of the three is a naturalist take, I guess.
It’s all a dream anyway, I’ll take mine in Technicolor please!
I suppose of the three, I’m partial to the second one. However, on the first I think the saturation enriches the photo, but the yellow/orange tone is a bit too much. I wonder if you added a bit of blue tint to it, if that wouldn’t bring in more in color balance?
I played with the tone here quite a bit. When I cooled it out – went blue, that is – it gave it almost a terrarium feel. Which was interesting, but inconsistent with the actual setting. So I opted for the warm side of the spectrum. I may be able to play with it and have my cake and eat it, too, though. PS is wonderful for that kind of thing.