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The Blizzard (colour version)

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 7 January 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

The original colour version of the B&W photo that I posted yesterday - I think probably this one is stronger visually because of the red colours of the skiier's clothing.....what do you think?

NIKON D40 1/100 second F/8.0 ISO 200 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Mirko Herzner from Germany

This time color wins, Ian! Amazing impact of the red jacket!

7 Jan 2010 6:10am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Hello, Ian, I wish you a happy 2010 and many beautiful photos, like this one. The colors are impactant in this heavy snowfall.

7 Jan 2010 6:18am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

J'ai peut-être une petite préférence pour la version couleur car l'anorak rouge met une pointe de lumière dans l'immensité blanche

7 Jan 2010 6:59am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

i love bw -especially the way you do it - but this time i think the colour version wins as the red spot is so strong and brings us into the image

7 Jan 2010 8:16am

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

I also love the colored one! It stays a nice compo.

7 Jan 2010 8:40am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Clearly better - the contrast between this vivid red and the environment couldn't be greater, which results in a strong impact.

7 Jan 2010 8:53am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great stuff, the red jacket really stands out

7 Jan 2010 9:40am

Francine from Buire le sec, France

I like very much your B/W, but this time not.The red is wining.

7 Jan 2010 10:05am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Yes, the red is the key here. Gives it an additional punch.

7 Jan 2010 10:35am

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Much as I hate selective colour, I generally like this self selective colour type image. In this image the red gives a certain Santa connection. The added punch in the snow works really well in this version.

7 Jan 2010 11:14am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love the pop of red against the white - much stronger (my opinion only) - also liked it in b&w, but I feel this one is the stronger image

7 Jan 2010 11:53am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, Ian, how beautifully eye-catching!:-))) Very lovely composition and organisation... I guess I love this original colour version even more - the atmosphere is better conveyed! Wishing you and yours a most joyoust 2010!!!:-)

7 Jan 2010 1:27pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Such dedication to your hobby Ian! I'm impressed :-)
Happy New Year!

7 Jan 2010 1:49pm

Hervé from Juvisy, France

Nice colors contrats!!
Great shot

7 Jan 2010 3:04pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

A red dot, I prefer this one than b&w version

7 Jan 2010 4:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb composition. Love the touch of color.

7 Jan 2010 4:55pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I think I like this version, it's almost like selective coloring.

7 Jan 2010 5:13pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

I like it but not as much as yesterdays. I can't explain why...I am a major fan of your colour work to the extent I've nagged you to do more...I also really like colour popping...and we have seen so many images of white snow recently etc, etc...but I just think the mono is a stronger image and perhaps evocative of this old favourite:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianbramham/2377739929/in/set-72157608057912554/

7 Jan 2010 6:40pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

This also works very well. The red certainly adds something I think!

7 Jan 2010 8:29pm

Jack Hogan from United States

Excellent photo, love it. I've been doing snow the last couple of weeks, and I would be interested in the processing that you applied to it to make the snow pop more.

7 Jan 2010 8:51pm

@Jack Hogan: A reasonably fast shutter speed and lots of falling snow are obviously important Jack. Then in post processing I really boosted the contrast in the sky using Photoshops 'curves' tool and then I also darkened the sky a touch as well which helped to seperate the grey sky from the whiter snowflakes.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Apart from the red jacket, what helps give it more impact is the fact that the falling snow is more visible.

7 Jan 2010 9:11pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

the b&w version had more coldness and roughness about it while this is one helps to set the attention more on the skier as indeed the red stands out clearly... i like both of them - just goes to show how a different approach can interpret one scene in different ways...

8 Jan 2010 1:24am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic colour! Great image! Very well done! Bravo

8 Jan 2010 3:25am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

One can feel the cold and the wind. Excellent capture.

8 Jan 2010 10:52am

elena from Italy

I agree whit you: this is more visual impact!

8 Jan 2010 5:46pm

ocorti from Switzerland

superb !

28 Jan 2010 11:01pm

Anita from Bretagne, France

I like very much this version for the red color....

9 Mar 2011 12:24pm

NIKON D40
1/100 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
33 mm (35mm equiv.)