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View Poll Results: Which version do you prefer?

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  • Color version

    22 81.48%
  • Black and White

    4 14.81%
  • Can't decide...I like 'em both! You're an awesome photographer, Ray!

    1 3.70%
  • Don't quit your day job.

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Thread: Which one?

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    mooo...wooh hoooh! schrackman's Avatar
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    Which one?

    I know you probably hate these kind of posts as much as I do, but sometimes it seems necessary when one can't decide on a particular version. And to make it a bit less tedious, I've included a poll.

    These are my co-worker's daughters, taken at an Applebees mixer tonight with the Canon XTi & EF 50mm f/1.8. So, if you had to choose...color or b/w?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Which one?-suzannas_girls.jpg   Which one?-suzannas_girls2.jpg  

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    Re: Which one?

    Hands down, color version.

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    Re: Which one?

    Thumbs up the b&w
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    Re: Which one?

    The color capture is precious.









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    Re: Which one?

    Voting color on this one - the colors work very well together.

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    Re: Which one?

    I can't add any thing but if the girls were dressed up in the Victorian Style dresses, I may of liked the B&W on better.
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    Re: Which one?

    I voted - Can't decide...I like 'em both! You're an awesome photographer, Ray!


    I think the frame is too bold for such delicate subjects and is causing problems with both versions

    Colour - the black boarder seems to accentuate what looks like over dodging of the faces

    B&W - I think the black border detracts from this and perhaps it needs more contrast but can't tell with that border.

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    Re: Which one?

    Gonna have to go with.....don't quit your day job....kidding.

    Colour for the win!
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    Re: Which one?

    I'm going to have to say color.

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    Re: Which one?

    You should quit your day job Ray, you're a great photographer!
    Color was my choice.
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    Re: Which one?

    Colour would be my choice, but then I am just a colour kinda guy. Cute kids, great photos.

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    Re: Which one?

    haha, thanks a lot for participating everyone and making this fun for me. Looks like color is the winner. That was my initial thought but sometimes you get to guessing yourself.

    Roger, I agree. Sometimes this border works well and sometimes it doesn't. I was too lazy to change it, lol.

    And thanks, Brian! Sometimes you people are too kind.

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    Re: Which one?

    a little more time spent in the b&w conversion may make it look nicer, things are too grey now, so color.

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    Re: Which one?

    LOL I love the last part of vote #3! Well funny! But I voted for the colour version :thumbsup:

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    Re: Which one?

    Interesting that you say that, Brent, because the conversion to b/w was made in my RAW program, and it looked better than the compressed jpeg you see here.

    Quote Originally Posted by livin4lax09
    a little more time spent in the b&w conversion may make it look nicer, things are too grey now, so color.

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    Re: Which one?

    Darling girls!

    I voted color, but I would take the red light (glare thingy) off the window. My eye goes there first every time.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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