The black and white version of the July 7th image.
beautiful grey tones and marvelous textures here -- but as a color fanatic, i miss those mysterious blues! :) still a gorgeous shot by any means!
22 Jul 2008 5:18am
@dj.tigersprout: Thank you, Jaycee, for the delightful comment.
very beautiful scale of greys and magnificent sky !
22 Jul 2008 6:01am
@paris-émoi: thank you for commenting, Francis.
They are both excellent photos, I think the color version is very appealing, but this BW has more expressive qualities.
22 Jul 2008 6:41am
@Observing: thank you, Mike.
Wonderful Michael :)
22 Jul 2008 6:44am
@ManuelaR: thank you, Manuela.
I've looked at the other colored version and think this is better. Black and white pictures are more fun and more difficult to take because of the need for more of the photographer. Anyone can become a dazzle of beautiful colors, but in a black and white picture, so it is necessary to take the picture in such a way that people are attracted to watch it without a lot of colors. It seems to me that we are doing with this picture
22 Jul 2008 7:09am
@Kent: Thank you, Kent. Your comment is interesting.
Black & white works better here for me. The colored version is a bit too blue in my opinion. This version is better able to carry a dramatic feeling. Very good!
22 Jul 2008 7:21am
@Mirko Herzner: Thank you, Mirko, for commenting.
22 Jul 2008 8:52am
@Cia: Thank you, Cia.
22 Jul 2008 9:22am
@Erik: Thank you, Erik.
Excellent composition ; great tonality
22 Jul 2008 9:55am
@Vink: Thank you, Vink.
I loved the coloured version, but this just pops, dramatic, great contrast, beautiful detail, but then I have come to know nothing less from your beautiful work!
22 Jul 2008 10:01am
@Kylie Greenan: That is so kind. Thank you, Kylie.
Fantastic detail in the wheat, really nice composition. Well done.
22 Jul 2008 10:02am
@Betty: Many thanks, Betty.
Very effective in B&W - wonderful contrast and the clouds really look threatening and dramatic....
22 Jul 2008 10:08am
@Chris: Thanks very much, Chris.
great shot and work surprisingly well in B&W - which is not usually the case with landscapes...this one is fantastic though, the texture of the wheat does the trick I think...
22 Jul 2008 10:24am
@bm: thank you, bm. I liked your interpretation.
22 Jul 2008 11:28am
@Craig: Thank you, Craig.
I made a similar observation at Ian Bramham's wheat pictures a week or two ago: the colour version is more lovely while the B/W variant is more expressive. I guess here it's the same. So: very expressive! :-)
22 Jul 2008 11:35am
@MadScientist: thank you for the great comment, MS.
Purity and Poetry wrapped in one outstanding black and white, bravo Michael :)
22 Jul 2008 11:49am
@Lorraine: Thank you, Lorraine. i really enjoyed your comment.
looks really great in b&w - especially the wheat!
22 Jul 2008 12:24pm
@djedfre: Thank you very much, djedfre.
I didn't expect so but I prefer this b&w version.
22 Jul 2008 12:53pm
@António Pires: Thanks for commenting, António.
This is wonderful in B&W, however I too, love the blues and golds of the color version, and how the mountains stand out more.
I went back to compare (using PicLens it's very easy), and for some reason this B&W seems overly sharpened but knowing your work, I doubt that is is. The strong contrasts in the wheat show more in this version than in the gold tones, I think.
22 Jul 2008 1:03pm
@Judy: Thank you, Judy. I'll have to try PicLens, sounds interesting. Actually I was worried that the wheat in this version wasn't sharp enough.
Micheal, love them both!! It's amazing that such different moods are being conveyed... the colour one is full of drama and mystery while the b&w is alot more peaceful. Wonderful...
@hugo poon: Thank you, Hugo. I like your very balanced commentary.
I just love wheat feilds!
22 Jul 2008 2:17pm
@Pavla: I know what you mean. They are wonderful. thank you, Pavla.
Such a luminous field of wheat. Lovely.
22 Jul 2008 2:36pm
@Steve Rice: Thank you, Steve. I appreciate that.
I've just taken a look at the coloured version and I love the rich colours of the golden wheat and dark blue sky. The b/w version is also great, because it captures the light on the wheat so beautiful. They both create there own different atmosphere. I'm happy I'm not forced tho choose .. ;)
22 Jul 2008 2:54pm
@Monique: No need to choose. that's a great comment. thank you, Monique.
Beautiful processing. Very rich grey tones.
22 Jul 2008 3:17pm
@Michael Rawluk: Thanks, Michael. I appreciate that.
Wery good composition and b/w. I love the detail and the way you have edited the coloured one. No need to choose: this one gives different emotion.
22 Jul 2008 4:16pm
@Paco Díaz: thank you, Paco. You are right. There is no need to choose.
love B & W and this picture shows a different emotion almost old world. so mysterious with a touch of simple elegance. great shot.
22 Jul 2008 4:40pm
@Tracey: Thanks, Tracey. That's a great comment.
Beau paysage, et good B&W. I like it ;)
22 Jul 2008 5:08pm
@Pascale Kisilak: Merci, Pascale.
great composition. love the clouds and atmosphere
22 Jul 2008 11:21pm
@danthro: thank you, Danthro.
really great! I love it! very very beautiful! cherrs to you dear Michael! nicely done this lovely B/W!
23 Jul 2008 3:50am
@saeed: You are very kind. thank you, Saeed.
Superb image. It looks like a vast sea of wheat. B/W was a wise choice.
23 Jul 2008 4:29am
@Rags: thank you, Rags. I really appreciate that.
Fantastic photo Michael....it's got both a great foreground and background.
24 Jul 2008 8:34pm
@Ian Bramham: Many thanks, Ian. You have given us great inspiration to try to do good landscapes.
30 Jul 2008 5:28pm
@Rob: Thank you, Rob.
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