Reflective Pond Grand Cayman – 1 more version and original

Let’s return to Grand Cayman now (wish I could) and to that reflective pond at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park.  When we last visited this image I had converted it to a somewhat spooky/enchanted black and white version.  The first image here is almost like the original color one except for a bit of a brown haze added to give it a softer look.  After the blur and brown haze were added, I added a layer mask and brushed back in some of the original color to show through particularly on the water.

And here we have the original capture; the difference between the two isn’t that severe but there none the less.   So tell me, which do you prefer: B&W, brown haze, or original…and why? Just curious 🙂

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10 Responses to Reflective Pond Grand Cayman – 1 more version and original

  1. bulldogsturf says:

    The original…personal preference I think is what drives me to seeing it as the best of the three…
    Clarity, colour, sharpness, perfect reflections, natural look and I can’t say anything of the composition as I have not seen the actual spot… but I doubt that it could be improved seeing as you took it and you are so darn good.. to me that photos birds and animals, clarity and sharpness are, I think, very important and maybe that is why I like those features… but who am I to say… I think this last photo is an absolute winner… hands down…

  2. Nandini says:

    Something mysterious about them but fascinating!

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    In this case, I prefer the original, Teri. The reflected images seem clearer, as does the bark on the fallen tree. It is interesting, though, to see how the photo can be manipulated and to what effect.

  4. dhphotosite says:

    I like the original over the others for the clarity…but i like the brown haze for the etherial look…hmmm this is tough to really decide…

  5. Ahhh…wish I was back there too!! I don’t remember the reflecting pond at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park. Looks like I will just have to go back! 🙂 I like both pictures, but I like the clarity of the original.

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