Colour No Colour

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Just a quick post tonight. Thank you everyone for your well wishes. I feel a bit silly for being a sap last night, but also very loved reading all your comments. Β I think I have a little bug, and today my voice is fading a little, much to my friends’ amusement.

I like these colour / monochrome comparisons, so today I’m giving you a very simple photograph but I found it quite striking. It was taken the same day as my Angry Bird photo. I was experimenting with my new 45mm f/1.8 lens (90mm equivalent) down at the local train tracks.

These are two different photos, taken closely together, both taken handheld, f/18, 1/800s at ISO640. I have this infuriating habit of forgetting to check ISO before heading outside. I’ve been doing a lot of indoor shoots lately and needed a higher ISO to cope with the lower light, but the train track shots were in bright Queensland sunlight, so I should have dialled it back to 200. I must start wearing a rubber band around my wrist as a reminder πŸ™‚ Β Do you have any funny ways of reminding yourself of anything?

So take a look – colour or monochrome?

This is my submission for the Photo101 Rehab Clinic. If you want to join (it’s great therapy), please head over to my dear Lucile’s blog for all the details.

x desleyjane

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi dj, I hope you are feeling better. I love the black and white. It looks like a rollercoaster to hell. Very moody. The color is lovely but just not as stark.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Jilly πŸ˜€ I think I agree with you. Am feeling ok thank you, just a scratchy throat. How’s the blizzard?!?

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      1. we got 8-9 inched in NYC. It was not the big storm they thought. But everyone got a “snow day” so that’s always nice.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Well that’s still an impressive result πŸ˜‰

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          1. It was a lovely day. I am not much of a photographer but I took a pic of the snow in a nearby park. Perhaps I will post to twitter.

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Good idea, just saw it, fab. I can’t imagine getting out and about there, I would want to curl up on the couch 😊

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  2. I prefer the color image because I like the contrast between the beautiful sky and the fence.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      The sky is definitely more dramatic in the colour image…. ☺️

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  3. Debbie says:

    I also like the black and white one, it’s very moody! It might be because I’m working on a black and white photo for the clinic as well, keep an eye out for it later. Hope all is well. D

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Debbie, looking forward to your stint in the clinic!

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  4. afairymind says:

    I like the monochrome image best. Barbed wire has such dark connotations (what or who is being held caged behind it?) and the black and white heightens this sense. I also like the composition of the image better – the way the coils fill the image works much better for me. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      You got me! The monochrome is the one I had already exported for my collection, and it was the second image, so I had changed composition based on the first one ☺️ Thanks!

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  5. I think both shots here are great but they convey two different scenes in my opinion…the black and white seems from a time gone by and more melancholy whereas the color version gives a more modern feel and the bright blue sky gives a sense of hope…
    Love them both!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oooo, thanks Lia. You’re right, they do look like quite different scenes, perhaps also because of the angles they are shot from, as Michelle says. Thanks so much! x

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  6. Ps Glad you’re feeling better despite the laryngitis !

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL, thanks. Just a scratchy, croaky throat for now, hopefully it doesn’t become a completely lost voice!!

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  7. Loretta says:

    I like the monochrome too, stark reminders of the past and Auschwitz. HAve you ever watched The Boy with the Striped Pajamas? I tend to take leave the ISO higher these days as I’m taking a lot of indoor shots. How does one remember to change the F.stop though? I’m still experimenting with that.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Loretta. No I haven’t seen it yet but I want to! The f stop is my favourite setting. It’s what I almost always change first because it is what will give me everything in focus (high number) or a lovely blurry background (low number). Then I change the others to suit. I would recommend a getting know the basics course where they take you out for practical work, it taught me so much! I think it was $100 for 3 hours maybe…. Well worth it.

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  8. trablog says:

    i am going for colour πŸ™‚ The blue sky is so beautiful πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      The numbers for colour are slowly rising… LOL!!

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      1. trablog says:

        haha.. cool.. We are Team colour!

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  9. lilypup says:

    Beautiful photos on this blog in general. I will be back. http://lilypupslife.wordpress.com/

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much lilypup!!

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  10. RuthsArc says:

    An interesting post. You’ve encouraged me to think in monochrome and do my own comparisons. Thank you.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      My pleasure, I’m glad you’ll try that. I did another one a while back during photo101 comparing black and white with colour at the horse races.

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  11. Definitely b&w and get well soon. πŸ™‚ I’m also a little sickie and babes has a lovely snotty nose. Are you free for some babysitting? As for forgetting, me too! My reminder is getting blinded by a washed out screen on my cam. πŸ˜„

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL! Thanks. So babysitting sick kids, while sick…..hmmnnnn. Well I guess we won’t infect other people, right!?!? πŸ˜‰

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      1. Hey! Can you do a science post on this? ;D

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  12. andy says:

    Though I love both the images………..monochrome attracts me more πŸ˜‰ I have yet to try my hand at this *serious note* πŸ˜€

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    1. desleyjane says:

      No time like the present!! πŸ˜‰
      Thanks Andy, looking forward to some monochromes from you…

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  13. I read you are having a little problem with your health. Hope it’s only a minor cold. Take care, please.

    Cheers,

    Omar.-

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Omar, I appreciate that.

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