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Color or monochrome? Neither?
They aren't the same photo but they are the same dandelion.
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Post by PietFrancke »

my vote would be in between - I prefer the color in that for some reason, the dandelion seems softer and more delicate. But I think the contrast between the yellow/green and the blue tint of the dandelion is too strong. The yellow/green is so strong that (to me), it becomes the subject rather than the supporting actor. Perhaps fade the saturation so that it remains in the center (but less), and watch it go away completely to the edges. (leave the stalk strong).

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PietFrancke wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:43 am
my vote would be in between - I prefer the color in that for some reason, the dandelion seems softer and more delicate. But I think the contrast between the yellow/green and the blue tint of the dandelion is too strong. The yellow/green is so strong that (to me), it becomes the subject rather than the supporting actor. Perhaps fade the saturation so that it remains in the center (but less), and watch it go away completely to the edges. (leave the stalk strong).
I will tinker a bit along those lines. I shot straight into the setting sun and the dandelion was in shade so that is why I picked up the strong color contrast. De-bluing the dandelion may help too. Thanks!!
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dandy2.jpg
had to try and by itself my advise seemed kind of blah. I ended up giving it a bluish cast and increased the contrast in the center. Not much different than your versions, but I gave it a shot.

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minniev wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:47 am
PietFrancke wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:43 am
my vote would be in between - I prefer the color in that for some reason, the dandelion seems softer and more delicate. But I think the contrast between the yellow/green and the blue tint of the dandelion is too strong. The yellow/green is so strong that (to me), it becomes the subject rather than the supporting actor. Perhaps fade the saturation so that it remains in the center (but less), and watch it go away completely to the edges. (leave the stalk strong).
I will tinker a bit along those lines. I shot straight into the setting sun and the dandelion was in shade so that is why I picked up the strong color contrast. De-bluing the dandelion may help too. Thanks!!
and you might be right getting rid of the blue -- that would unify it more I think.

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Cool shots...I prefer the monochrome........Of course I had to have some fun also
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Post by minniev »

PietFrancke wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 1:07 am
dandy2.jpg

had to try and by itself my advise seemed kind of blah. I ended up giving it a bluish cast and increased the contrast in the center. Not much different than your versions, but I gave it a shot.
Gave in to the blue, did you! Nice variant, I like it when ya'll play!
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Psjunkie wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:36 am
Cool shots...I prefer the monochrome........Of course I had to have some fun also
So you mixed them! The center is more monochrome and the background is color. Cool! You know I enjoy seeing what you make of my snaps.
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minniev wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 5:42 pm
Psjunkie wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:36 am
Cool shots...I prefer the monochrome........Of course I had to have some fun also
So you mixed them! The center is more monochrome and the background is color. Cool! You know I enjoy seeing what you make of my snaps.
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Post by Psjunkie »

You got it...well done! you just needed a little prodding

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