The Colosseum in Rome is beautiful. We walked through it, admiring it, amazed at how well it has weathered the years considering how long it has been a part of the landscape. But it was a bit tough to photograph. Of the photos I have edited so far, my favorite view is one that I got from the nearby Palatine Hill:
This version, actually an HDR version, three exposures of the same photograph blended into one in Photoshop. I wasn’t crazy about the way it turned out. Particularly the sky. So, I created a black and white version:
It’s ok, but still not crazy about the sky. One of the reasons I thought to edit it into black and white is that a lot of times a very vivid color photo makes for a nice black and white version. In this case, it falls a bit flat I think. So I created another version:
To create this version I opened both the color and black and white version in Photoshop as individual layers. I put the black and white on top, then I lowered the opacity of that layer so that some of the colors would show through. It’s this version that I ended up liking best and it went into my Picfair portfolio.
Do you like the combination image that I created, or do you prefer just the color or black and white version? Feel free to leave a comment below.