Black and White or Colour

Wattamola Falls - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Wattamola Falls – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock
D7000 with Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 @ 17mm – Aperture: f/19 and Shutter Speed: 4s (normal frame) 1s dark frame) and 15 s (bright frame)
ISO 100

Wattamola Falls - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Wattamola Falls – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock D7000 with Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 @ 17mm – Aperture: f/19 and Shutter Speed: 4s (normal frame) 1s dark frame) and 15 s (bright frame) ISO 100

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Well polls seem to be all the rage, so lets have it BW or colour?

I am leaning towards the BW image, it seems to have more mood, which was in the forefront of my mind when processing this image.

3 shot Panorama (bracketed +2.0 – 0 – +2.0)
Techie data:
D7000 with Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 @ 17mm – Aperture: f/19 and Shutter Speed: 4s (normal frame) 1s dark frame) and 15 s (bright frame)
ISO 100
Out front: sinking sand, some filters, probably the CPL and thats it 🙂

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.

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24 thoughts on “Black and White or Colour

  1. both are very good and work imo,
    However more would buy the colour.
    When a B+W and colour are displayed together more will select the colour.
    It's a bit like the old "rule" that paintings and photos should not be display together; colour/b+w should not be display together as the human eye is attracted to colour

    Both very well done Gerry

  2. A technique I am currently quietly experimenting on is to make a High Contrast, full tonal range, and structured black and white in Silver efex to control the luminosity of a colour image. Getting some funky results. I am liking it so far, +Gerard Blacklock 🙂

  3. Although I like the mood of the B&W, it seems to lose quite a bit of detail to the vignette in an effort to bring attention to the falls themselves.

    The greens are very pleasing and add a lot of interest in the foreground for the colour shots too. I found myself lingering longer and going left and right,

    Good soft treatment in both cases by the way 🙂

  4. +Aravindhan Padmanabhan
    good points, the BW version is deliberately vignetted to try and create that real sense of a tunneled moody shot, whilst I like the BW version more, this is simply a fact that its a style i do not currently do, hence it feels fresh and new…that however does not necessarily mean its better…
    Thanks for taking the time to look and post your thoughts, very much appreciated.

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