Many of you may remember my ramshackle old building in Bodie that I posted for a Weekend in Black and White here...
Well, earlier this week, I upgraded my Lightroom 2 to Lightroom 3.2...and I decided to play around a bit with various coloration settings...and I came upon this one...I liked it a lot and was wondering what you all think of it???
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!!!
Beautiful colortone. Love it!!!ReplyDelete
Love the photo - the house has a spooky look about it!ReplyDelete
it's never a good idea to ask for my opinion Kathy.ReplyDelete
The BW shot is 'the one' hands down.
I'm with the B&W as well. But the face of the building is so interesting -- It looks like it's wearing an eyepatch. One too many bar fights.ReplyDelete
Thanks Birgitta! I thought the color tone definitely suited this shot...my cousin told me about his visiting Bodie with his dad in the 50's and that his dad took a lot of photos..I got to thinking about the old photo look...and low and behold, I found a color preset that has the exact look of the old photo!ReplyDelete
I agree Me and Hiker!!! Definitely one too many bar fights!!!
Glad you chimed in Wayne...I really like the B&W too...but thought this one was interesting and different!!!
The colored one looks like a a movie or stage set. Both nice, but the B&W seems more "real."ReplyDelete
Interesting Mr E!!! I think I can see Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc and Miss Kitty ambling down the road behind the building!!!ReplyDelete
Geez, where have I been??? Splendid photography, you are THE Chieftess of Mammoth area photos!ReplyDelete
I really cannot decide which one I like better...both have a wistful look to them. I think you are ready to print some & sell them at Mammoth Public Library. You can do both and see which one goes first.
(Do look at that...we bought a really nice photo of the high country. I don't know if it's a group or just individuals and the one we bought was from an "amateur photographer").
Thanks for the suggestion Tash!!! It was probably the Friends of the Library...the volunteer organization that helps the library...I will check into that!!! Was the photo you bought framed or matted???ReplyDelete
Ok, I went back to seriously consider the two, and why I liked the B*W better (see, I'm supposed to be writing something else at this very moment, but this is more fun), and it's because the B&W has that wonderful, lonely forever feel in the background. I don't get the same depth in this one.ReplyDelete
I'm sure there are a hundred reasons why I'm wrong.
Looking at this picture let me feel something like hopefully waiting for someone, who never would come, a lot of sadness there.ReplyDelete
Sorry for that, anyway I like the B&W!
Greetings! Would like to get there once...
Thank you Hiker...that's a great description of your analysis! And I totally get it!!!ReplyDelete
Interesting take Elisabeth...I think I agree...
Thanks for your input everyone!!! I'm getting ready to post some photos to Red Bubble...you've helped me make my decision on this one!!!
I love the b&w, but I also like the sepia building w/ the sky left in colorReplyDelete
I think it captures the feeling of Bodie. Well doe.ReplyDelete
I like them both but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I prefer the color shot. It's a mood thing. The B&W looks like it was shot on a bright, sunny day. This one, though, has a heightened realism to it. It broods. A storm's coming, if not in the sky then maybe sneaking up behind you.ReplyDelete
This is a wonderful use of desaturation and utilizing the faded old kodachrome look. Both shots are just exceptional -- the black and white moves me on a more emotional level, but this is such a skillful bit of editing. And what a building. Wow!ReplyDelete
Well, darn!!! Thank so much for all your kind comments!!! I've gone back and forth about which one to pick, but finally decided on the B&W...but I have to say, I kind of want to put up the faded color too!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Tricia!
Thank you Oakland...I picked this one for just that reason...it seemed to be the most visually descriptive!
Ohhh...Petrea...I love your take on the faded color version...
Thank you Laurie! I really like the faded photo look too...actually, I think it's because I have several faded photos that my father, uncle and grandmother took back in the 40's and 50's and I really like how they look! It also evokes a moodiness that I think Petrea nailed!!!
Can't you post both? Give people the option?ReplyDelete
Absolutley...but I was thinking it would be better to have just one...Oh well! And it's not like my decision can't be changed!!!ReplyDelete