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09/13/2004 12:24:09 AM · #1
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It was a really hard decision for me to make. I knew I'd probably get marked down a little for the black and white, but I didn't know how much. Almost half of the comments I got on my entry suggested the color verrsion would be better. I wanted black and white because I thought it gave it more of a classic feel, which one commenter also thought. I didn't get too many comments, so I'm just sort of wondering if the color really is better, regardless of the look I was going for.

Edited to add: the color is just cropped and neat imaged. I never saved all the editing I did before changing to black and white, and didn't think it mattered much, so I just didn't do any editing to the color since neat image is all I had saved.

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09/13/2004 12:28:20 AM · #2
I actually prefer the black and white one - I think the contrast of the photo was ideal for it. Maybe it was somewhat less appropriate for the Travel Guide challenge than colour would've been, but as a photo, I like it in black and white. I gave it a 10.
09/13/2004 12:33:52 AM · #3
And, I gave you the other 10. I like the Black/white better too.
09/13/2004 12:34:44 AM · #4
I personally prefer the color version. The only reason I lean towards it is because the image itself is quite busy with a lot going on visually. I feel the color helps separate certain visual elements and make the photo easier to look at overall.

On a less photographic note, I tend to love the colors and music in a fair. I find it's part of the overall appeal for myself. Having the color removed almost made the image 'less fun' for me.

Just my 2 cents.
09/13/2004 12:34:53 AM · #5
i prefer the color photo...it has more of a "wow" factor
09/13/2004 12:40:25 AM · #6
I prefer the Black and White. It does look more "classic". The image is pleasingly well balanced tonally so the removal of the colour enhances this. I believe the Black and White one lets the viewer attach more of their own emotion to the scene.
09/13/2004 02:41:38 AM · #7
Thanks guys for taking the time out to let me know your thoughts.

I guess I do see now how fairs and carnivals and stuff are really known for the bright lights, I never really thought of it being such a big deal, but I see it now.

And thanks for the positive comments as well. It makes the low score feel much better. :) Thanks!
09/13/2004 09:34:04 AM · #8
I think the colour image has too many distractions. The B & W has a nice nostalgic feel to it.
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