I see in color. I shoot in color. I dream in color. So I rarely give black and white photography a thought, until I come across some compelling work that makes me wonder, how would this have differed in color? How would the viewer’s impressions have differed?
Still, color lures me too much to ever want to shoot in black and white intentionally. Unless challenged—as I am once a month by Sally Donatello’s challenge to share my black and white work. Challenges, of course, push us to try new things and learn from them, and my experience is no different. As I compared the two images, I gave a good deal of thought to the changes in compostion, focal points and even the mood when a color image becomes black and white, despite the fact that the image was one and the same.
Which takes me back to my questions about color v. black and white. I’ve answered the first by sharing a color and black and white version of the same image. So I hope you can answer the second:
How do your impressions of the color and the black and white images differ?
Both images were edited using iOS 8’s new editing options on my iPad Mini. Edits to the color image included contrast, shadow detail, highlight emphasis and color saturation. The Mono image filter was applied to create the black and white image, with a boost in temperature for warmer blacks and greys. Read more about editing images with iPhone and iPad apps and Adobe Lightroom HERE. ♣