Barber Shop - Stephenville, Texas- Added Color Version -Let Me Know

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Rick Waldroup

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I wasn't quite sure where to post this. It is more of a street shot than PJ.

The camera was a D1x and 18-70mm zoom.

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Nice Shot Rick. It almost has a European feel.... funny, I've never really thought of Stephenville that way:biggrin:
 
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Rick Waldroup

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Thanks Bob. This is in downtown Stephenville, and yes, I had the same impression you did. The architecture is a little weird for that area. It is not what you would expect to see in this Texas town.:biggrin:

Here is the color version. Let me know folks, which one works better.

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Rick Waldroup

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Thanks to everyone for the input. I can't decide which one either. Sometimes I lean to the color, and then sometimes to the B&W. Maybe the color?

Thanks once again, it is valuable to hear what others think.
 
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Rick,
I am definitely in the b&w camp. The color takes away from all the different textures on that wall and my eye is drawn away from the most interesting thing - the old gentleman negotiating those steps.
I see the blue and yellow door as a separate shot. Or maybe the blue/yellow with the area of peeling blue paint and barber pole.
I like the b&w a lot.
David
 
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Rick,
I am definitely in the b&w camp. The color takes away from all the different textures on that wall and my eye is drawn away from the most interesting thing - the old gentleman negotiating those steps.
I see the blue and yellow door as a separate shot. Or maybe the blue/yellow with the area of peeling blue paint and barber pole.
I like the b&w a lot.
David
I have to agree 100% with what MurphyD said!
 
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The color version looks to me like a run down area of a city but the B & W version feels like it was set in the 60’s era and the architecture goes it with and the place does not look shabby.
 
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matthew.paul

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Nice shot. I'm leaning towards the B&W image, because I think the bright blue door distracts from the man. In the B&W image, he is the first thing I look at. In the color image, I stare at the blue door for a couple seconds before looking around at the rest of the image. At least, thats my opinion. Doesn't change the fact that is a great photo to start with.
 
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Rick Waldroup

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See, I was leaning to the color, and I am basically a B&W shooter, so this is funny because a few of you like the B&W version. :smile: I shot B&W film for over 30 years so I think in B&W when I go out shooting and I probably convert about 80-90% if what I shoot into B&W.

I appreciate all of the comments because it really does help a person to keep growing and trying new things in photography. And it is nice to hear things about the photo that I never thought of. It is much appreciated.
 
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I like both, but I'd pick the color, it holds my attention longer - the old paint on one side, a newly painted door on the other, the stark black of the clothing, you couldn't have planned it better :)
 
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photomate

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I go for the bw. But the man in the bw misses a lot of details you can se in the color one. (also nice to see)
 

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