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Which do you like more?

Which do you like more?

This ISO 3200 image was converted to b/w via two methods. Which image looks more compelling to you and why?

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Guest 03-May-2005 02:32
i like the top one best because my eye is drawn to the cat more than the bottom one (more contrast in frame and tablecloth in the bottom one; i find distracting).
littleheifer19-Mar-2005 01:16
I like the tone and noise in the top one but I like the contrast in the bottom. If I had to pick one it would be the top photo. Thank you for sharing these techniques.
wendy beard18-Mar-2005 23:23
I think the bottom one is slightly better. The highlights are not as sharp
SAL Photography18-Mar-2005 18:49
To be honest I don't see any difference and I really spent some time examining them they look the same to me . I really liked the original one in color best!
Ralph McMillan18-Mar-2005 17:24
I think the bottom one has the edge with a little more range and contrast, but they are close. Now I will apologize in advance for a stupid comment... I know that cats are totally unpredictable and you have to catch them when you can (I also have a couple).. but if you were on the other side of the table I think you would have seen the cat and it's reflection in the mirror. I am reminded of a shot in an advertisement that had a cat looking at a reflective surface and a tiger looking back. Regards. Ralph M
Guest 18-Mar-2005 16:29
I feel the bottom one gives more detail in Loui's fur, thus is a bit more interesting.
Sue W.
Judith Barnett18-Mar-2005 16:14
I like the bottom one the best. It looks to me like it has a tiny bit more contrast.
Gigi 18-Mar-2005 15:20
I like the top image best. It just looks more natural to me. Sorry I can't be more technical.