Tony Au Yeong  

The Little Guy by Tony Au Yeong

April 2021 - The Little Guy

April 2021 - Tony Au Yeong


About the Image(s)

This is a wild baby monkey living in the hills of Hogn Kong. The monkeys are not afraid of people so I could take this image quite close to it. I find it interesting to convert it to B&W and I have included the color image for comparison

5 comments posted

Bob Rosenberg   Bob Rosenberg
Gotta say that I like the color one better. But I am definitely biased towards color - ever since I was 7 years old and my Dad came home with the greatest invention ever made: a color television. :)   Posted: 04/02/2021 22:57:25

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
I like the mono version better, even though the color version is strong too. But the B&W emphasizes the textures better. My suggestion would be to clone or content aware the left background so that it all becomes the dark out of focus tree. You could also darken the upper right, but I think the left side is a lot easier to do, and would have the most impact. If you consider doing that, I would also take out the tiny strip of foreground material on the right side, and darken the stick or whatever it is that is sticking out from his left arm (our right).   Posted: 04/07/2021 10:00:53

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
I like both versions. But the best feature in each case are the eyes which are so sharp and clear. I guess the distractions in the background are less noticeable in the b&w version.
I would clone or crop the leaf on bottom left corner.   Posted: 04/07/2021 10:56:12

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
It is very nice to see this presented in B/W. I prefer it to the color. My reason is the face. My eye goes straight to the perfectly captured features in the face and head, but the background in the color image distracts me. I agree the leaf and stick should be removed, and perhaps the small, dark shadow near the top its head.   Posted: 04/07/2021 16:00:22

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
I definitely prefer the B&W version, which produces a more intimate portrait. I find everything working well here, from its pose, to the tones, to the catch light in the eyes. Not sure whether having the monkey looking into the camera would have produced a more powerful image, but this is just speculation.   Posted: 04/07/2021 18:48:14


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