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Blue Boat in B/W

Blue Boat in B/W
Copyright ©2005, Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $

Iím going through some old images as Iíve just recently had laser surgery and while Iím making a good recovery Iím under strict instructions about camera and computer usage. When I sent off the original of this to Mario and Alan for the calendar, they emailed me back and said they had seen this in b/w and they thought it looked great so I should look too. I didnít get around to it until now and I have to agree, I quite like it, but still prefer the original in colour. What do you think? This is just a fairly simple channels conversion although I did tidy up some paint chipping that was a bit too obvious and intrusive in the b/w version. This was taken in Italy last summer and Iím really looking forward to Croatia with the E1ers and E300ers later in the year.

Photographer: Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $
Folder: Eugene Donohoe - Misc Rated
Uploaded: 2005-Jan-22 12:52 EST
Current Rating: 9.00/2 (Weighted rating: 8.33)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 200
Aperture: f11
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Focal Length: 33
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
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can t decide which fits my taste better. they are so different to me. i like both but can t decide.........................(few minutes and views later) i think i prefer the color one. i love the fresh blue. the b/w seems a bit doleful to me. maybe its a question of mood.

michael hoefner HoF Win ¤ $ at 13:22 EST on 2005-Jan-22 [Reply]

Quite Different...

This is quite interesting. While this B&W version of "Blue Boat" doesn't nearly have as much impact as the original, the B&W print was indeed outlandishly stunning. This discovery came when printing a sample image to determine whether the calendar page would look good. We selected "Blue Boat" but didn't notice that the "Grayscale Printing" checkbox was selected. The resulting output from the Canon S900 came to us as a pleasant surprise.

Now I just wish I could find that print to better explain what we saw. My family is in the process of moving and our house is currently in shambles so the chances of finding it will be slim for a few years. :-)

Wishing you a quick and excellent recovery Eugene! You're certainly going to be an even more dangerous contender with improved eyesight! ;-)


Filipas Win ¤ at 14:52 EST on 2005-Jan-22 [Reply]


I think I like the B&W better. It might just be that's the one I saw first. Funny how that works. Both are excellent. I love the rope coming exactly out of the corner.

Francesco D'Amico ¤ at 15:26 EST on 2005-Jan-22 [Reply]


I prefer the coloured version. Not only because I saw that one first I think. To me this one looks too black and white - perhaps more greys would have been better (somehow I think this looks a bit flat - I miss details)?

Hope your eye surgery went well and that you soon can start taking pictures and stare at the monitor again. :-)

p.t. Inactive Win ¤ $ at 08:02 EST on 2005-Jan-23 [Reply]


I like conversation.The composition is more impressive and grapfic in B&W.I like also the diagonal.

Olga Gouveia ¤ at 18:18 EDT on 2005-Apr-04 [Reply]