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Our Lady of Black and White?

addieleman

Regular
Oct 20, 2012
69
The Netherlands
I can't decide which of these toward images I like better. I lean toward the B&W but the green cocor son the statue show the deterioration as somewhat biological.
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I feel the green colour of the statue combined with the green background really add something to the picture, the B&W one is not as interesting to me.
 
Dec 29, 2013
124
Switzerland
I feel the green colour of the statue combined with the green background really add something to the picture, the B&W one is not as interesting to me.
I agree; I really like the suttle colours and colour transitions in the first version. These tones are really hard to translate into an equally enticing black and white shot. You did a good job there - but some nuances, like the difference between the greyish patches on the left shoulder (as seen) and the greenish, yellow and orange tones, simply disappear.

M.
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Jul 13, 2011
124
Lexington, Virginia
Just to note, I've probably walked by this statue thousands of times over the 33 years I've lived on this road. I live halfway down this three mile road and I always walk in this direction. I've watched it decay over the years, especially after the man died and his wife let the yard upkeep go a little bit. I've already been attracted to its inherent contrast of ordinary lawn statue and a beloved religious icon and have taken many pictures over the years.
 
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