The musician in - Broadway Color or B&W?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by freddytto, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    hey friends I hope you had a nice week, today we had a spectacular day here in NY, but I could not go out to shoot, I had to work, so I gave an overview of some of the pictures from last week, this shot was with nex7 and 55-210mm, I was across the street and had to use the 210mm at ISO3200, f/6.3 1/80s, I started using Cs6, to practice a bit and just wanted to ask you prefiere color or B & W in this photo of the musician on Broadway ...

    The musician in - Broadway by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr

    The musician in - Broadway by Freddytto Robles, on Flickr
  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
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    Hard to choose for me. They're both compelling. But if you made me choose, I'd lean toward the color version. Slightly.
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
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    Color, by a hair.
  4. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
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  5. Nubster

    Nubster TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 5, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
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    Color with a little HDR treatment.
  6. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Phoenix Gonzales
    Likewise, funnily enough as I usually prefer B+W.
  8. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    For this certain shot and occasion I prefer the colour version too - the colours (which are beautiful) give a very dynamic feel that the B&W version lucks IMHO ;)
  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
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    I'd choose the colour out of these two. The b&w one could be good also but it seems too dark to me as it is.
  10. Hawon

    Hawon TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    Chicago, IL
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    Color gets my vote on this.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
  11. Rich

    Rich TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 20, 2012
    Salisbury UK
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    Both very nice.

    I normally lean toward black and white, but in this case I'm going for the colour version.
  12. Frank Teurlings

    Frank Teurlings TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 10, 2012
    For me a choice, the picture in color. This picture shows color nuance and detail that in the black and white picture is hidden.
  13. Grisu_HDH

    Grisu_HDH TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 16, 2012
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  14. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk
    I generally never go for black and white as we never see anything in black and white naturally, (unless it is black and white), and so much detail gets lost, to me it's a relic of the past,when we had nothing else.
    that first shot is absolutely superb
  15. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Color for me also. Btw really like the pic.
  16. msullivan

    msullivan TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 11, 2013
    Phoenix AZ
    Color. The B&W is a completely different picture. Given the subject, color, for me, is far more interesting.
  17. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    I think this looks great in color too. Really great colors and not distracting at all.
  18. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
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    Colour, and it's not close.
  19. bmg123

    bmg123 TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    England, UK
    I'm just gonna go ahead and be different; B&W! There's just something about the lack of colour that makes it interesting to me.
  20. garethwi

    garethwi TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 2, 2011
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    What about the black and white if it's cropped and dirtied up a bit?