do you prefer the color or the b/w on this one?

Discussion in 'Sigma DP Forum' started by Luke, May 16, 2016.

  1. color

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  2. b/w

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  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    I can't make up my own mind on this one.

    I feel like the color one almost adds a slight smell...... not a bad odor, but a hint of the essence of that dog "smell" that dog owners love (right before it evolves into "that dog needs a bath").

    [​IMG]DP2M0055 by Luke, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DP2M0055bw by Luke, on Flickr
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  2. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
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    I have to agree with you, Luke. I'd normally opt for black and white. But the muted colors retain the general appeal of the B&W image while adding just a bit more. Smell is a good word for it. But maybe it's a secret sense that only we dog lovers have.
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  3. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    I slightly prefer the first image. I think the B&W version deals with the material on the right a little better, but the colour version works better as a portrait (if that's what one calls a picture of a dog)

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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Like 'em both - tried to pick a favorite but couldn't work up a preference for either over the other...

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  5. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Prefer the color version in this one. The muted colors add to the picture to my taste.
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  6. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
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    I like them both. Well done sire.
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  7. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    viewing at night time I prefer the colour version - it was different in daylight before
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  8. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
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    Color and it would look nice with a square crop as well.
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  9. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    I prefer color for the subtle hues, they amplify the warmth and tenderness of the image.
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  10. Covey22

    Covey22 SC Top Veteran

    Feb 3, 2012
    The color one appeals to me - the nuances of the fur colors pop more.
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  11. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
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    Peter Tachauer
    The colour one has the "soul" the b&w one looks clinical by comparison
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  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    Thanks all for your input.
  13. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
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    B&W for me. It may seem less personal, but I like the textural feel.
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