Friday 18 September 2009

No contest - # 09/130

Here's the colour version of the Ham Dip Pond (thanks for waiting patiently). For me there's no contest. The B&W is "busy" and confusing to my eye, whereas the colour removes the confusion. For me this image is not a gut-wrencher, but it pleases me more.

Tomorrow, some more musings. Can you stand it? It's going to be a stunner in B&W.


  1. I agree about the picture. The colours in the water are wonderful.

  2. Isn't that interesting. So much better in colour. Never thought I'd hear you say it, Chuckeroon.

  3. I think we worry too much about this business of B+W or colour. I think the decision is made when you take the photo. What is it that interested you. Did you see light and shade and form or did you see colour features or both. Some images will work as both - some predominantly as B+W, some as colour. I don't think we should look at it as a competition becasue then we get caught up in the pointless "Is B+W better than colour or vice versa". I personally prefer B+W because it's easier to produce photos of the sort that interest me - I have more control.