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Wind Turbine

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 14 December 2008 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

This is a colour version of the photo I posted yesterday of one of the giant wind turbines that line the banks of the River Mersey in Liverpool.

Which version do you prefer?...colour or B&W?

NIKON D40 1/60 second F/11.0 ISO 200 390 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Oh, I certainly prefer the color version. Very elegant wind mill :)

14 Dec 2008 6:09am

@Nataly: Thanks Nataly....it was photographed just after dawn so I've got a few other photos as well with these golden colours.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Oh wow! Spectacular shot of the wind turbine. Really excellent.

14 Dec 2008 6:21am

@Laurie: Thanks Laurie!

makoto from Tokyo, Japan

I like this color version. Sky and air with a tinge of yellow is beautiful.

14 Dec 2008 6:30am

@makoto: Thanks Makoto....it was photographed just after sunrise.

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

I prefer this one; love the light and colour, and how crisp the scene is.

14 Dec 2008 7:05am

@Daryl: Thanks Daryl....I was pleased that it turned out so sharp considering that it was a handheld shot with such a long lens. The vibration reduction mechanism on the Nikon 70-300vr is excellent.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

I prefer the color vision, fine light and color!

14 Dec 2008 8:39am

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The light is phenomenal.

14 Dec 2008 8:46am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana...the rising sun was just off to the right of the wind turbine.

thierry from conde sur noireau, France

the b&w version is very beautiful but i think i prefer this version
the colors and lightning are fantastic

14 Dec 2008 9:16am

@thierry: Thanks Thierry.....yes I agree that the colour one is much better. These days after all the practice that I've had with B&W I tend to think that any photo can be made better in B&W but it's simply not the case, particularly with photographs like this one taken in the 'golden hours' around sunrise and sunset.

The perception of depth is much better on this version.

Batkoï from Salon de Provence, France

i prefer this one, the colors are so marvelous, it gives at this shot a superb contras
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14 Dec 2008 10:21am

@Batkoï: Thanks Batkoi....I quite agree with you about this version having better contrast and depth.

Marie from Isère, France

I prefer also this version. Colours are sweet and beautiful

14 Dec 2008 10:26am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

I also prefer the color version. The light and the colors are fantastic! Great shot!

14 Dec 2008 10:31am

Frida from Sweden

I also like this version the best. Beautiful colors!

14 Dec 2008 12:32pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Both are very fine, but I think you underestimate your skill with color. Your work there is I think among your most poetic.

14 Dec 2008 12:37pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Colour wins...this time an easy victory!

14 Dec 2008 12:43pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Difficult question, Ian. The upper part of the picture works better in color, the lower one in b/w. So no winner today... :-)

14 Dec 2008 2:49pm

Robert from Kingsville, Canada

I think the grain is a little excessive in the b&w version , now that I see the colour one . Good photo all the same .

14 Dec 2008 3:12pm

greg from Denver, United States

the color version definitely.. that's really great stuff...

14 Dec 2008 3:23pm

Polydactyle from Montréal, Canada

This is two excellent photos. I think I prefer the monochrome but the colors for this one is perfect. Nice subject.

14 Dec 2008 3:30pm

Cheryl from Texas, United States

I love the color version also, it gives it a mellow mood

14 Dec 2008 4:01pm

Jeffster from Long Island, United States

Although I like both, I think the color has a much better quality to it.

14 Dec 2008 5:19pm

sorter from tehran, Iran

colorful version ,
we have lots of them in YAZD in IRAN , those are fantastic , your photo too .

14 Dec 2008 6:20pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Wow, this one is fantastic, too. I don't know which I prefer. They are both wonderful photos in their own right. I like the golden lighting in this one.

14 Dec 2008 6:51pm

dinezzz from Sumedang, Indonesia

I love this one!!

so colorful...
and ramatic...

14 Dec 2008 7:43pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love BW pictures, but in this case I prefer this one ! the colours and the light are so beautiful ! we see more details in the background.

15 Dec 2008 1:30pm

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Wow!! Great light here. Lovely composition, great contrast between the rustic and modern :)

15 Dec 2008 5:08pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

So different the two versions. I like the noisy one, very well edited, but this one with the wonderful light of the rising sun is muy favorite.

16 Dec 2008 5:35am

Ramiro De Leon from Panama CIty, Panama

I agree with the people here, the colors in this one are just wonderful

17 Dec 2008 2:07pm

Bonj from Jefferson City, United States

My preference is the color version. I personally think I would like the b&w one better without the noise, but would still prefer the color version for this pic.

17 Dec 2008 5:46pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Both versions of this image are excellent. But I do favor this one. Something about the light in the sky and blue of the turbine. The blades look so fine and pointed. I wonder about birds as this is fairly new as an obstacle for them.

20 Dec 2008 4:44am

NIKON D40
1/60 second
F/11.0
ISO 200
390 mm (35mm equiv.)