PASTEL vs SEPIA – WHICH WORKS FOR YOU?

This is a flower I originally presented in a pastel format.  But, I also decided to present it in a sepia format.

Sepia Presentation

This is the pastel presentation.

Pastel Presentation

Which do you prefer?

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~ by photographyfree4all on April 29, 2011.

24 Responses to “PASTEL vs SEPIA – WHICH WORKS FOR YOU?”

  1. Definitely pastel in my opinion.

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  2. Personally, I like them both. However, I think if you’re going to do a series, it would look prettier in pastels if different colors…

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  3. My 2 cents: I like the pastel version better. I suspect it is because to me, the sepia makes it look a little “flat” without any bright highlights to contrast the black background.

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  4. Pastel – the sepia flower lacks the depth of the pastel version.

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  5. I am going to go the opposite direction. I like the sepia better. Shows more detail to me.

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  6. Both versions are beautiful in their own way. I guess it depends on what you want to end up with as series. Personally I’m more drawn to color images but the sepia definitely has it’s place.

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  7. The Sepia is a nice effect but my opinion is that if you’re gonna shoot floral, the colors are a very important aspect

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  8. That’s one vote for the color, Barb. It’s hard to go against it…but…

    🙂

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  9. I think if you consider a series, it is probably best in pastel, Kuukisu. But on it’s own…the sepia may have its place. Thanks for sharing your ideas! 🙂

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  10. For this single specimen I prefer the color. Although, I think a whole vase full of different blossoms would be awesome as a sepia… a still life presentation perhaps with a drape, or a quaint table and cloth? Something of the vintage persuasion I think. Just MHO, anyway.

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  11. Hmmm… I like them both. 🙂

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  12. I can’t decide which one I like because honestly, I love both effects. The pastel is utterly beautiful and the sepia looks classic to me. Wonderful job.

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  13. for me, the pastel. the gray contrast against the pink and the detail in the center of the flower jumps out at me more in the pastel version.

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  14. I’m joining the pastel-team! And the “flowers in color-team” 😉

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  15. Thanks, Shelly! Worth a lot more than 2 cents to me!! Stop by often.

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  16. There seems to be a trend here, Dawn. I’m beginning to sway toward the pastel. 🙂

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  17. Yes! A different viewpoint! Way to go Nels! I like them both! I don’t want to choose… 🙂

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  18. This is spot on, Michael! In the right setting, both are beautiful. In my HUMBLE opinion… 🙂

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  19. Thanks, Mike. there’s certainly a larger audience that sees it that way, too! 🙂

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  20. Hi Lynda! I like what you’re seeing here!! Thanks for sharing your vision! Great job! 🙂

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  21. I’m right there too, Robin! 🙂

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  22. Excellent, Kay! There different and difficult to compare because if presented the right way, both would make nice pieces. Thanks!

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  23. You’re certainly right about the gray and pink contrast, Sheila. Thanks for jumping into the conversation. It’s a big help.

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  24. RAH-RAH-RAH for team pastel!!! HAHA!! Thanks Truels!! Always great to hear from my Danish friend!! 🙂

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