Hi Rob, You nailed this perfectly regarding the light. In middle of summer, this would not have worked. This was near Dullstroom. With the good response I am tempted to post a cosmos-scene on the same day.
As Sheri, I did wonder what it would be like in BW, and I have one tentative answer...
CS6, one "black and white" adjustment layer. I played with the yellow slider for the high grass, the red one for the path and of course the blue one for the sky. I'd probably add some dodge/burn to the clouds if it were my image, but it's a matter of personal preferences. This image has a huge BW potential, down to one detail: the person loses their importance in BW, because in color they're really noticeable as a black shape. In BW, it's just a black element among others.
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Thank you Olivier, I like you rendering although to my taste a bit too much contrast. You now forced me also to look at the B&W possibility. Maybe if one isolate the picture and kept the color. Thank you for your time.
Sun 12-May-13 06:13 AM | edited Sun 12-May-13 06:14 AM by richardd300
Great image and as I am firmly a monochrome fan I tend to look at any potential shot as "will it work in B&W". Sometimes this complicates my photography, but I tend now to think that if it will work well in B&W then it's more than likely it will work in colour, rather than the reverse. In your case, I feel both work well, but it's the cloud detail that wins that decision for B&W
Thank you for the reply Richard. I have to agree with you " ..... think that if it will work well in B&W then it's more than likely it will work in colour" There are however some images, in B&W that will have more impact than the colour version, to me, this is not one of them.
I think the sky makes it along with the road and grasses leading the eye towards the walker and the mountains. There's a lot more to the image in B&W to my eye, so sorry, but for me B&W has it over colour in this case
While different light or time of day may render more dramatic conditions, this is definitely a keeper as you coaxed some nice color out of it and the composition and leading line of the road give it merit.