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Color or black and white

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    Default Color or black and white

    Which do you prefer, and any comments on composition as well.
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    This looks like a gold mine of photographic opportunity! I love shooting abandoned/run-down buildings. I really like this one, but.. (There's always a damn 'but' isn't there?) for a couple of things:

    (1) I think the composition would be improved by a tighter crop on just the dormer, omitting the roof, which doesn't really (IMO) add to the mood, and if possible, from a position further camera left.

    (2) Realizing this is a tough exposure challenge, the dark areas under the eaves are a bit distracting and since I'm guessing bringing in extra lighting might not be possible here, I'd say this is tailor-made for HDR.

    (3) It looks like you've slightly missed focus. The sharp area seems to be the wall/roofline to the left and not the dormer area which (I assume) is the main subject.

    (4) Finally, the mono conversion (Which I think is the right treatment for this image) is a bit mid-tone rich. I think in this case you might want to try exagerating the contrast a little and seeing what sort of result you get.

    Hope that helps!

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    I agree with TI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambi View Post
    I agree with TI
    I am headed back out this afternoon, will try them all.

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