Colour or black and white?

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by pbizarro, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Awesome shot! :thumbsup:

    Between THESE two, I'd go with the B&W version only because I don't like the little too saturated colors on the color version. Just personal preference :)
    Now, if you'd changed the edit (satuarion) on the color version (and the shadow on the foreground is a little distracting), I'd prefer the color version - that's just me, I prefer color LEs :)
    The B&W has nice texture on the cliffs!

    Edit: sorry if I misunderstood and this thread isn't about asking for opinions - in that case, never mind me :D
  2. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    May 10, 2013
    Yannis Marigo
    I prefer the color one. Love the contrast between the yellowish rocks and the blue sea.
  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
  4. pbizarro

    pbizarro Guest

    By all means Nick, comments are always welcomed:)
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  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Color. I like the textures in the b&w, but the color contrast between the land and sea adds an additional dimension that's missing in the b&w for me. Now, had I only seen the b&w...
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  6. chorkie-dad

    chorkie-dad TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 28, 2016
    Bill Logan
    B&W much more dramatic
  7. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    They both stand on their own, to me. But if I *had* to choose?...

    At first I thought I preferred the b&w, but the more I look, I find I really enjoy the colors so I will vote for that one.
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  8. JMM

    JMM TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 29, 2016
    Color is super!
  9. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    While the B&W is indeed good here, for me the color version is more... vibrant. The blue and white in the sky and the sea, along with the radiance of the sun ( I presume) on the rock cliffs really stands out in color.

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  10. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    The B&W seems more dramatic and other-wordly and ready to go. If I were to present the color version, I'd want to tinker around some more in Photoshop. (Tint & burn in the sky, maybe dodge & warm up the sunlit rocks a bit more and burn in & cool down the ocean?)
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  11. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
  12. michealj

    michealj TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    Blaine, MN
    B&W for me as well, more drama.
  13. Nino Xerri

    Nino Xerri TalkEmount Veteran

    Jun 13, 2016
    Nino Xerri
    B&W. Although, I would darken the sky just a little.
    Just a thought which I will throw in for "discussion"
    If Ansell Adams was alive today would he shoot B&W or Colour?
  14. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    B&W, maybe because it's a LE. The composition is punched up more. Very dramatic.
    The color version is excellent, but personally prefer to highlight the colors a bit. But I can see what David pointed out....the B&W gives the impression of two entities...color is three.
  15. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    He dabbled in color earlier than most, but seemed to stick largely with B&W.
    It would be fun to see how he would react to the current state of hardware & software. I suspect he would have an absolute ball with it (he was no technophobe).
  16. Sucofni

    Sucofni TalkEmount Regular Subscribing Member

    Nov 8, 2015
    Both versions are top shots !
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  17. Nino Xerri

    Nino Xerri TalkEmount Veteran

    Jun 13, 2016
    Nino Xerri
    My thoughts exactly Jeff. I recently saw and interview where his son took a journalist through Adams' Darkroom and showed the equipment he used. Adams, even in those days was very innovative and so yes, I think he would embrace today's technology wholeheartedly.
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