Color or B&W?

06 Jul 2012 admin In G+ Posts Tags:

What side do you fall on?
+Behind the Lens: Photo Critique Group 

I have seen a pile of discussions on Color Vs. B&W and how both are what you use them for and how you use them and why you should or should not like them..

Where do you like B&W vs. Color and do you always think when you see a color ot B&W image what it might look like in B&W or color or the way it was not originally prsented or do you take it as thats the only version you are going to get?

Critique Away……

Comments: 11

  1. Mark Angeli 6 Jul 2012 Reply

    Fireworks should always be in color. The emotion of them is not the same in B&W. 

    For everything else, I think it depends on the image and what you want to convey.

  2. Fabio Procaccini 6 Jul 2012 Reply

    In the case of fireworks, colors are the best option in my opinion. Anyway I think that some images "suggests" at the author the B&W version, but it's always a personal point of view

  3. Benny Sjöstrand 6 Jul 2012 Reply

    Me too, if it's fireworks I think it's all about colours, B&W rarely fits here.
    Other cases B&W may be a better choice, street photography for example.

  4. Aldene Preddie 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    I take all my pics in color. I don't think I need to decide at the time that I am taking the pic. When I do the post processing that is when I decide if it works better in color or B&W. 

    But I have found that people always turn out good in B&W.

  5. Chris Brooks 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    Lately I've really become fond of B&W photos. So I'm probably not the best to pick, but I would go B&W with this one (the smoke on the left is hidden in this one too). Great shot!

  6. Cynthia Pyun 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    Normally I love the color, but I have to agree with +Chris Brooks that this one in BW is good, and I do like the fact that viewing it makes you 'think' in color.

  7. Brent Burzycki 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Cynthia Pyun interesting that the mind can substitute realities…

  8. Cynthia Pyun 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    or I just have the weirdo mind 🙂 But +Chris Brooks is right about the smoke. You also look at those tree shadows differently and in BW gives this shot a more erie look to it. See, told you I was on a 'weird' bent…

  9. Brent Burzycki 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Cynthia Pyun we are all weird.. thats what makes being human fun…. 

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  11. Chris Brooks 7 Jul 2012 Reply

    +Cynthia Pyun I hadn't thought about our mind substituting the color. Make a lot of sense though. I guess that makes me a tad weird too. 🙂

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