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High Structure

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 28 December 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

This is the high structure conversion.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/13.0 ISO 200 40 mm (35mm equiv.)

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

there's a lot of water passing under that bridge.
and jack, it's a beautiful photo, especially with the sky
almost a complete blank.

28 Dec 2009 5:58am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

p.s. i think the black and white is more dramatic than the color version.

28 Dec 2009 6:00am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I think i prefer the one in color. The tree was magnificent

28 Dec 2009 6:16am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's also as good version in b/w... I don't know which one I prefer :)

28 Dec 2009 6:26am

Yvon from Orleans, France

great and terrefic shot, Jack

28 Dec 2009 6:35am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Great shot Jack - i think i prefer this one

28 Dec 2009 7:15am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

excellent bw version

28 Dec 2009 7:26am

Manel from Girona, Spain

The ocre color of yesterday photo its a plus for the eyes

28 Dec 2009 8:08am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

So far, I prefer the original. The tree worked in the composition when it was in colour, brought a bit of life to the shot. This seems a bit... industrial :)

28 Dec 2009 8:29am

zOOm from Paris, France

Without hesitation... I prefer the mono version.

28 Dec 2009 8:56am

Jerry from Tampa, United States

AWESOME - love the tones - wonderful image john4jack!

28 Dec 2009 10:08am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

I prefer the color version with the palette of blues of the sky and the water and the lovely contrasting yellow of the tree.

28 Dec 2009 10:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

As the tones in water, I prefer this one. But I like yellow leaves in the color version. I look forward the next.

28 Dec 2009 11:16am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Very nice in b&w

28 Dec 2009 11:23am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Although I love the play of light and shadows and it makes an extraordinary black and white, now that I've seen that golden tree, I have to stick with the colour...;)

28 Dec 2009 11:52am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A very beautiful photo ,great light and composition !

28 Dec 2009 11:52am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe ce noir et blanc !

28 Dec 2009 11:57am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I prefer this version ! great BW and framing !

28 Dec 2009 12:29pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

I know that golden tree played on our visual senses but I like the B&W version for how it can add a dramatic impression. I see things in the B&W I don't see in the color version.
I can appreciate you giving us an alternative vision of the same image.

28 Dec 2009 2:21pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Sharp. Classic!

28 Dec 2009 3:51pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Still lovely ,b&w..gives it a new look....

28 Dec 2009 4:28pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you for this and all of your recent comments.

LauraS from Chico, United States

I like the color one better, too, especially for the tree.

28 Dec 2009 4:49pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful and I hope not surprising if I say that this monochrome I love much more than color version .

28 Dec 2009 5:08pm

@MARIANA: Na-a-ah! Really?? :))

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I prefer the latter version is more powerful! Greetings Jack!

28 Dec 2009 5:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is nice. It seems to increase the detail in the water and lose it in the sky.

28 Dec 2009 5:32pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

REALLY !!! It is a brilliant BW . There is only one thing I would change in this shot if this shot is mine :)))

28 Dec 2009 5:49pm

@MARIANA: I was kidding; I knew that you would prefer B&W :)) If you had preferred color that would really have thrown me for a loop!

Slackwater - don from spokane, United States

The black and white image works out very well too. I like the stark quality of the tones. Fine image.

28 Dec 2009 5:51pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The b+w has nice tones. Maybe tomorrow will be a layered shot. I like doing that. B+w on colour then blend them.

28 Dec 2009 5:56pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Gran perpectiva y encuadre, buen b/w

28 Dec 2009 5:58pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Mono is my first love, Jack, and this version really floats my boat. Love it

28 Dec 2009 6:23pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Las dos trasmiten mucho, pero me quedo con la anterior ya que el color ocre del árbol es impresionante,
Buen trabajo maestro!!!

28 Dec 2009 6:27pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I love this perspective where the bridge does a great job of leading your eyes from the tree toward the skyline in the background. Nice detail on the water's surface can be seen in this B&W.

28 Dec 2009 6:30pm

k@ from Paris, France

Even better in B&W - aluminium-like*

28 Dec 2009 6:31pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

excellent contrasts and conversion to b/w -- hmm... what will the third version be?? :)

28 Dec 2009 7:11pm

@dj.tigersprout: Many thanks, dj, for this and all of your recent comments.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Amazing how a B&W gets an image down to the 'bare bones' elements. I do prefer this one, although both are great images. The bridge line seems more pronounced whereas the yellow tree is the first thing to grab your attention in the previous one. Nicely done.

28 Dec 2009 7:13pm

@Barbara Kile: Thanks. You nailed it pretty well.

PATRICK from miramas, France

superb b&w

28 Dec 2009 7:30pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice B&W. I like the strong one point perspective.

28 Dec 2009 7:36pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Great in B&W too! The bridge becomes much more prominent in this one!

28 Dec 2009 8:12pm

@Tracy: Thanks. Yeah, that High Structure in Silver Efex makes it pop. Clear for me, the bridge is the dominant subject.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

black and white LED definitely a plus, especially in the athmosphere!
friendships jack!

28 Dec 2009 9:47pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

The conversion is a good one, but so far, I vote for the color! :D

28 Dec 2009 10:51pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

That light and color on yesterday's tree makes that one definitely my fave!11

28 Dec 2009 11:23pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

The tree looks almost snowed on! Neat.

28 Dec 2009 11:57pm

Ajay from Pune, India

The only problem with Silver Efex is... sometimes it gives so many beautiful options it becomes very difficult to choose the right one. But I have generally seen High Structure works quite well in many cases.

29 Dec 2009 12:52am

@Ajay: There are 3 or 4 presets that I use as a starting point. I often use different film types. I rarely use control points.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Wow, just as captivating in b&w. Such a strong composition and I seem to be more focused on the bridge in this one b/c I am not looking at the bright gold of the tree. Excellent!

29 Dec 2009 3:28am

Hilde Morin from Portland, United States

Both are beautiful...I think I prefer the color version

29 Dec 2009 4:21am

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

The light comes through much more strongly in this version - love it!

29 Dec 2009 6:31pm

@dabbler: I love the High Key version, but this is the one that I would put on the wall :))

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

This B&W version is perfect and more in harmony.... better version for me.

29 Dec 2009 9:05pm