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Some photos from my last trip to IL

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I know I've posted a C&C thread before, but I really do feel like there are not enough of them on this board in general. I have posted some pictures from my last trip out to IL. Please C&C as you will, just reference back to the number so everyone knows what your talking about!

I appreciate all of the feedback!!!!


IMG_3239-1.jpg by colbyjax, on Flickr


IMG_3239-2 by colbyjax, on Flickr


IMG_3269.jpg by colbyjax, on Flickr


IMG_3235.jpg by colbyjax, on Flickr


IMG_3274.jpg by colbyjax, on Flickr


IMG_3238.jpg by colbyjax, on Flickr


IMG_3319.jpg by colbyjax, on Flickr


IMG_3386.jpg by colbyjax, on Flickr


IMG_3316.jpg by colbyjax, on Flickr


IMG_3339.jpg by colbyjax, on Flickr


IMG_3345.jpg by colbyjax, on Flickr


IMG_3348.jpg by colbyjax, on Flickr
Edited by Cole19 - 4/8/11 at 4:13am
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Wow, obviously you are a very good photographer. Love the first three pics. Would love to see the first one in colour. +rep added.
    
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Yeah, some very nice images indeed.

I too think the 1st one would serve better in color if possible, only because it seems like the sky is a bit hot. It's one thing to have negative space in a clear sky in a b&w photo, but if the sky is too hot, it kind of draws something away from the photo (in my book at least). for sure
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When I get home I will post up that same image in colour and you guys can tell me what you think. The reason I went with a High Contrast BW, was I thought it was a bit more dramatic.

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Too much black and white
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Too much black and white
Not really a good C&C, thats like saying someone has to much computer, in their computer. All of those shots were intended to be shot in B&W, because the colors on a washed out cornfield are VERY bland. Heres the first one, in color, after a TON of PP.
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Eh, I prefer that shot in B&W. I agree that the B&W looks more 'dramatic' in a way. Others are great too. Which part of Illinois did you visit?
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Don't get me wrong, the top four are pretty good photos. I guarentee you can get some colour out of them though, I always just feel people use B&W as a savior.
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Seeing the 1st one in color now, my thought is pretty much the same. It seems like you had to pull teeth to get that color out of it, but I still feel like the B&W is too hot in the sky (although when I squint, I think I can see some of the very thin clouds). I wouldn't say the shot was made b&w to save it, per se.. it was something that was tried, and I think it was marginally successful.

I almost feel like I'd want to add noise at that stark level of contrast in the first one, as if adding some noise would pull off the high-contrast thing a bit better.
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