Sunday, November 29, 2009

Three Generations Redo

Here's a couple of more versions of the photo I posted yesterday. These versions are in response to feedback I received yesterday.

Title: "Three Generations Pano"

Title: "Three Generations B&W"


Larry said...

I like them both better in the pano version but to me the B&W looks like a 100% classic.

Jan Klier said...

Great photo, great moment.

I like the color version more. It draws me more to their face, and I like the color symmetry of the two older ladies. Except the turquoise shirt of the lady in the middle is really distracting. So I would stay in color and do a selective color change on just that shirt.

CGTTL said...

Put me down in favor of the black and white version.

I'm wondering now what the conversation is about on the right side of the image.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Larry, Jan and Charlie!

I'm glad to see a split on favorites between color and black and white. I really like both versions a lot and couldn't choose a fav between them.

Jan - I really like your idea of a selective color adjustment on the color version and wouldn't have thought of that on my own. It would look especially good if I could match the lighter turquoise found in the other two ladies shirts!

Charlie - I asked what the conversation was about here but by the time I thought to ask no one could remember. Whatever it was it must have been good! :-)


Jan Klier said...


If you want to give this color matching a try, take a look at an old blog post of mine which describes a technique that would work here: color wheel. Essentially you need to use a hue/sat layer to change the hue so you don't loose the texture and luminosity. But the challenge is finding the right hue/luminosity settings to hit a target color.

Larry J. Patrick said...

The black and white image seems to better fit the age of the ladies and it also simplifies the scene so that you become even more aware of what is going on in the photo.

As I look at this photo, I want to be "a fly on the wall" and know what is going on. I really like the fact that two of the ladies do not seem to know you are there and the other is totally posed to bet that 1950s photo.

Nice work.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Jan and Patrick!

Jan - I'll give the selective color adjustment using you post for guideance a try to see if I can make it work. I'm intrigued by the possibility.