Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wordless Wenesday Better in B&W or Color? and why?








10 comments:

girasoli said...

I prefer color for the first and the third ones. I think the little bit of red highlights the focal point in each of these photos. The two photos are a little bland without the color. I also prefer the B&W for the fourth photo. The shiny metal in the color photo takes away from the beauty of the design of the metal. I could go either way for the second photo. Interesting exercise. I am curious to see what other people think.

Catherine said...

I prefer the B&W for accumulation pictures (as bars and twisted metal strap) because it enhances the light, their forms, the shadow between each part.

Color is for one individual object. Particularly when it's a red one, to inform about danger or security. The color in that object makes part of its whole "quality".

Hope I managed to explain myself correctly.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

For the first picture I like the color better. The little bit of red adds a lot , IMHO, and the background is almost monochrome.

Robin said...

I think I'm going to go with B&W across the board - I find I like it better for photos with a great deal of texture or grit, and for ones where the form of the object is more interesting than the object itself. Does that make sense?

TexasRed said...

Hmm.... I like the black & whites more because my eye follows the lines better and I focus on the shadows and light. When the color is added back, I get distracted by other textures and surfaces.

Jack said...

I like the photos with colour best. I guess it's because that little pop of colour makes the object a focal point and draws your attention to it immediately. I wonder what the photos would look like if your just kept one item in the picture colour and made the background B&W? hmmmm

Great shots! Thanks for the visit and comment on my WW :)

Happily Retired Gal said...

I'm going with B&W on all four photos today, agreeing with Catherine's reasons.
Hugs and blessings,

Gypsy at heart said...

I like them both, depending on what they are for. The B&W give a vintage feeling. It is stark and cold. The color invites you in and focuses. Just depends on the occasion it is needed.

catsynth said...

They're all pretty cool. I think the B&W works best for me out of context, i.e., if i were viewing them on a wall somewhere.

Daryl said...

BW definitely ..