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    Trying to decide if this one is worth the effort.

    The dirty brown water (full of sediment after the rain) just doesn't look too appealing but I really like my composition on this photo. And the rock is cool with it's moss/algae covering giving such a vibrant green colour.

    So ... I decided that seeing as I failed to colour the water to look anything appealing I would try to make it all about the rock.

    Here are two results. Which, if any at all, appeal to you??




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    To be honest, neither. I think a straight mono conversion would be best. It's a nice image, and I like the composition, but the selective colouring in #2... just doesn't work for me and I agree, the brown water isn't the most attractive.

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    I am with Tirediron, here. Love the B&W, not too keen on the green.

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    I looked at this as a B&W but didn't think it had merit. Maybe I'm wrong. Or maybe I'm whipping a dead horse.

    I love that rock though ... might have to go back and make that more of a feature.

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    it is a very good photograph.i know and i'm sure if you REALLY tried, you could change the murky water to a blueish/greenish sparkling water.

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    I did actually get it blue ... then green ... then blue/green ... me and the channel mixer and the colour balance were having a right ole orgy but nothing looked right and natural.

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    of the two my preference is for the full colour version. I do think that a full b&w would work too.
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    I'm bw as well. IMO, the colored is a bit too much for my eye.

    I also think, and boy do I hate these words..but go back. I really honestly think you can and do better photos than this. Like you said..it's the rock that makes it..make it about the rock!
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    I'm with TI here - I'd like to see a B/W based on what I'm seeing now. In selective color shot - most bkgd trees look great but most of the water needs more contrast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    Trying to decide if this one is worth the effort.

    The dirty brown water (full of sediment after the rain) just doesn't look too appealing but I really like my composition on this photo. And the rock is cool with it's moss/algae covering giving such a vibrant green colour.

    So ... I decided that seeing as I failed to colour the water to look anything appealing I would try to make it all about the rock.

    Here are two results. Which, if any at all, appeal to you??



    I like the first one, even if it isn't crystal (what we divers call "ether") clear water it is a nice composition and it captures motion.

    Realizing I am a newbie;

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