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Crowning Glory b-w version by Ian-Plant Crowning Glory b-w version by Ian-Plant
HELP! Which version is better, this one in black & white or the color version I added to my gallery a few weeks ago? [link]

I kinda like the b&w version more . . . curious as to the collective wisdom of my fellow deviants!

From Patagonia, view of a "sun dog" halo over Mount Fitz Roy. To read more about my Patagonia adventures, follow the link . . . [link]
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InQdeth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Photographer
amazing.. i love both! but i havta say the colour is slightly better =D  (but that is extremely subjective as both are so awesome!)
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SKsDarkWizard2284 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The black and white is much better than the colour, There's such power, mysteriousness and emotion here as to the colour :judge:
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Cirrostratus!
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AndrisBarbans Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
hello :) , your wonderfull work has been featured here [link] , dont forget to fav + :heart: the article on the left, so more people can see your work! have a nice day ;)
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks for the feature!
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Jack-Nobre Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Epic shot impressive and majestic.
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FrenetikFred Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That is an amazing image, the very long exposure and the 360 halo make it a very unique piece of art! :+fav:

I think those halo happens when there are ice particles in the air and sun goes through it...
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mysticangel74 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
like bnw better
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zufalls-foto Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love b/w photography and this looks great in b/w, but I think I perfer the colour version.
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BionicKnees Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
I like this version over the colored one. For me, the color takes away some of the detail and a lot of the mood set by the sun dog. This is mystic, the other is red. Your photos are incredible. I also think that your photos would look more dramatic (if that is possible with some of them)if they either had no frame or a black frame.
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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dynamicimagery Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Black and white works for me. Nice shot!
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010   Photographer
Definitely prefer the B&W version.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
bw for me....definitely :)
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nutmeg-42 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Ooh, I don't know. When I looked at the colour version I thought, oh definitely colour, but then I looked back at the B & W and now I'm not so sure. I loved both of them. I would hate to have pick one or the other. :-)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Like them both, but for me, I prefer this B&W version
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Ballisticvole Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The halo comes out better in this version I think.
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
blac and white balances the strength between the water and sky


both are wonderful
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xMEGALOPOLISx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
:+fav:
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Muskeg Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010   Photographer
Both versions are awesome, but I prefer the black and white one. Wonderful work!
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bmxer197 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Let me first say both are equally amazing! To pick which one I like more is hard... I would have to say I like the B&W version better.
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photogrifos Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I prefer the B&W version better! Excellent!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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MindlessConception Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   Photographer
My vote goes for the B&W. I feel like the halo and the stream come across a lot stronger than in the color version.

I dunno, haha. When I viewed the color version I found myself saying, "oh cool", an when I viewed the B&W version I said, "WOW".
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hentaimaster Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
considering B+W is by far my favourite style of photography i actually prefer the colour version of this shot
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Now that's a hell of a decision. Wicked version. Think you could work it some more and get some pop out of those little rocks in the midground. Not that you need advice but i like to over do levels adjustments, mask them out, then slowly add them back in. Keep both versions as some people will go nuts over the b/w and visa versa :)

aF
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davejsy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
definately this one :dance:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Has an Adamus feel to it, lovely surreal stuff mate!!
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
oh no, you said the "A" word . . . :puke:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Not a fan?
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
I've got no problem with Marc. It's his fans (worshippers?). They all think he invented nature photography!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Count me out of the groupies. I just found your image to be very similar to one of his monochrome shots. Very surreal stuff mate, really loving your work. Keep rockin'
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Right back at you, mate! You've been posting some stunning stuff, making me jealous!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks Ian, much appreciated coming from the professional that you are. I like your style of shooting, you convey surreality so well through your photography, that's part of why I picked up a camera to be able to express what is invisible to the naked eye. You do it wonderfully though, very impressive skill you have :)
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Originalbossman Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Black and white
Easily.
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Olorin-The-Grey Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
BW
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
B&W is much better in my eyes!
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Dynnnad Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Hello!!

You have been featured in my daily feature!

Come check it out! :D
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Black & white for me Ian, red is a little too intense in the colour, though it is still nice.
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mrrossi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely B&W
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klaic Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Good shoot!
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tangratannakra Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
My vote for B&W. I love the soft light color in the water in the color version but I think the red is to intense in the sky. I love the hallo in the B&W version.
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Ethio Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
B&W for sure.
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KintzPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
B&W!
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Narkya Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I've gone forward and backward between those two versions and I have to say:
You notice the water and the snow much more in the bw version because they are so white in there and ring is white as well. And I think you made the overall image lighter so you see more details in those rocks. Which makes me focus on those rocks more than in the colour image. I focus more on the sky in the colour one than on the foreground.
Now, the coloured one looks much more erie, showing you how weird colours can be in nature.

Better? I think it depends on what you want your viewer to focus on.
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White-Fusion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
They are both completely amazing, but I would go with the B&W one a bit more.
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Pretty awesome man. I like the black and white. :)
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justeline Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Loved the color version but I adore this one!
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pestilence Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Agree with the previous comments, B&W works way better, the color version feels a bit pushed in terms of saturation :)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
black and white for me, i dont think the colour adds much (seems a little unnatural) and the rest of the image has little colour
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