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    At the special request of my fellow Your Shot photographer, Takashi, I've uploaded the original, unaltered version of my black and white Grand Canyon photo. You can decide which one makes a greater impression on you. Whether the unique colors of the Grand Canyon give some extra connotation to the picture or it's better with a more classical look in B&W with the emphasis on the forms and lights. Please everybody feel free to comment, I would appreciate it.
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    JB B
    JB B

    So very beautiful, as is Your Gallery.

    Maui November
    Maui November

    This Is So Incredible!!!! What An Absolutely Breathtakingly Beautiful View You captured Here! I Have Never Been there But Look So Forward To Going There With My Son & Seeing It In Person. Its Another Place that We Have On Our List Of Places To Go & See :)

    Paul C Glasser
    Paul C Glasser

    This is beautifully composed Veronika.  I prefer the color version because it seems to have more depth and my brain gets drawn into the background more.  You obviously made a good call with the conversion to B&W though.  Congratulations!

    harold pfohl
    harold pfohl

    Veronika - this is a most interesting exercise.  The two images have form in common but the central subject to which the eye is drawn is very different.  I did screen captures and tinkered with the b&w a bit.  If this is still of interest to you I'd be happy to temporarily post images (and take them down as soon as you have seen them) with the explicit comment that these are your images posted for discussion and which will be removed.  


    On the other hand, you might prefer not to have others mess with your shots?  


    Really nice - I prefer the color.  the dark mass of the foreground rock sets off and lends drama to the highlighted sunlit forms in the back and they draw the eye.  


    In the b&w, my eye is drawn to the mass of rock in the foreground but the details in the shadows are blocked unlike the color image where that vast bulk has more character.  


    A fine image and a great exercise.  Thanks for posting.

    Ted Roe
    Ted Roe

    Hi Veronika.  Thanks for your likes in my portfolio.  This is the same as your published photo but in color?  I like that you did that.  I did in my portfolio also. I also showed a couple with the original - no digital processing at all (earliest in my gallery) and then just posted the minimally digital processed one of the same photo (a little spot correction, camera raw work).  It's nice to see the growing of each other's photography and learn from what we are doing.  Thank you for sharing and participating with your likes.

    Sam Peck
    Sam Peck

    Very beautiful, Veronika! Wonderful light. Great gallery too!

    kathy preuit
    kathy preuit

    Hi Veronika - thanks so much for your kind comment about my leaving the NG site.  I'm still coming back every now and then to look at photos though.  I know I am in the minority here...but I agree with Cheryl ...I love this one the best.

    The golden glow makes it look how heaven should look.  I could look at this  scene for a long time and never get tired of it.

    Cheryl Burnham
    Cheryl Burnham

    Although the B&W shot is amazing I think I like this one best. I love the light covering of snow , the low cloud and the beautiful soft patterns of light and shade. Great landscape.!!!!

    DOLORS BAS
    DOLORS BAS

    your landscapes are wonderful !!!

    steve power
    steve power

    ya, between the two color and b/w i like the b/w, steve

    Michelle Le Ber
    Michelle Le Ber

    Un paysage époustouflant !!

    Magnifique photo Veronika

    Valdas G.
    Valdas G.

    Superb capture. Superb. Congratulation.

    Takashi
    Takashi

    Dear Veronika


    Thank you for answer to my request.  I'm very appreciate your reply.


    You captured the superb view. So the color version is very beautiful also. It' too difficult to decide which one is best. It's only natural that opinions of the family and yours were split.


    This is dramatic view floating in the light that is inserted through the gap of clouds after snowfall. It's also extraordinary scene. I can feel it more straightly in the black and white version. 

    And I can feel the space to the black and white version more than the color version. 

    Because in the color version I watch the clouds and trees with slightly colored. But in the black and white version line of sight go straight to the cliffs shined by sun ray. So I feel  the space between bright and dark cliffs simply.


    If I were in your place, I think I chose the black-and-white version after many thinking.


    But I feel very realistic and beautiful impression from the color version.

    I like color version, too.  :))


    Thank you for your reading my opinion. Sorry my broken English.


    Takashi

    Don Cayo
    Don Cayo

    Stunning, and my choice. I am fascinated by the colours and how they change in different light. I've posted a sunrise shot in my gallery -- very neon-like, in contrast to the subtle hues in yours. And I've admired a great many others, including several on this site, and I marvel at how different they are.

    Maria J.
    Maria J.

    Gyonyoru szep! Stunning! I always prefer colors over B&W, it gives more life to the capture! :) But in this case, I think the B&W is the more powerful to highlight the lighting and the details! :)

    Veronika Pekkerne Toth
    Veronika Pekkerne Toth

    @Maui November

    Thank you so much for your kind and personal comment, dear Maui. I hope you can get there one day. No picture can make it justice. You have to feel the immenseness of it  in person.

    Best,

    Veronika

    Veronika Pekkerne Toth
    Veronika Pekkerne Toth

    @Paul C Glasser

    Thank you very much for taking the time to think about and comment it. :) Really appreciated.

    I have to admit that before the assignment I didn't have too much interest in B&W photography because I love colors!!!, but for the assignment I tried to follow Mr. Essick's instuctions regarding for what to use B&W, and tried to look to my pictures differently. And that's how I choosed this one, mostly because of the good combinations of lights and forms. :)

    Thanks again,

    Veronika

    Veronika Pekkerne Toth
    Veronika Pekkerne Toth

    @harold pfohl

    Dear Harold,

    thank you very much for your time and interest in comparing the two images,  thinking about it and then commenting on it informatively. I really like your point of view and I absolutely appreciate your opinion.

    As for your suggestion, though I appreciate it, I think, it would be too much for me.

    Kind regards,

    Veronika

    Veronika Pekkerne Toth
    Veronika Pekkerne Toth

    @kathy preuit

    First of all it's good to hear from you again, Kathy! :o)

    Then thanks for your kind and lovely comment. I don't think you are in minority, it goes somewhere fifty-fifty :). I know it's my "child", but sometimes either I cannot decide. I love COLORS!

    Best,

    Veronika

    Veronika Pekkerne Toth
    Veronika Pekkerne Toth

    @Takashi

    Thank you so very much for your detailed opinion and analysis! I really appreciate it.

    Based on your opinion I've been looking the two pictures again. And you're right. In the B&W you concentrate mostly on the shadows,lights and forms while in the color your eyes browsing around the details.

    I really enjoyed our conversation.

    Best,

    Veronika

    Veronika Pekkerne Toth
    Veronika Pekkerne Toth

    @Maria J.


    Thank you so much that you took your time to comment!!! :)

    I feel the same like you, I just like colors. But since the B&W assignment, sometimes I try to think about how I can use B&W or analyse other pictures if I like it in B&W. Interesting experiment. :)

    Takashi
    Takashi

    @Veronika Pekkerne Toth @Takashi

    Dear my friend Veronika.

    It is the opinion of my immature. I need to study a lot too. Your proposal of this time was a good study for me.

    Thanks a lot.

    Takashi


    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Dec 27, 2012
    Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2014
    Location: Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States
    Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T4i
    Focal Length: 70 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 400
    Copyright: © Veronika Pekkerne Toth
    Categories: Landscapes, Nature, Places
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