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Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by digitalandfilm, Sep 10, 2013.
See the next two shots and help me..
I like them both too :smile:
What the effect of color is, imho, is that B&W photo is a photo of the couple, the color one is about the girl. But both are good and different enough to keep them, again, imho.
Thanks for sharing .. I love the BW version .. It's has natural soul and coloured one looks beautiful too .
The bokeh on the B&W is nice and smooth and contrasty and your female subject stands out well but the male subject loses something. Also woman behind the couple is more interesting in the B&W. I agree with zettapixel about the color shot. Both are pretty great though and I can see how it would be hard to decide.
I definitely like the B&W version better, but I'm always partial to that treatment. I think the image would have been better if the guy had been looking in somewhat the same direction as the ladies as it would have made more of a story, i.e., What are they so interested in? I think the girl on the left in the color version takes away by being on the phone, but I guess I'm old and tired of cell phone etiquette (the lack of). I'd consider them both keepers.
B & W.
The color one has a distracting background.
I'm torn.. the traditionalist in me says "B&W is meant for Street!" but the color says "Look at me Pop!"
I guess I'll keep both.
B&W all the way! Well done...
I don't use BW unless the photo really pops with it. And in this case I don't know doesn't do much for me.
Mostly because I think B&W is overused for street. Really I don't mind seeing what the scene actually look like to the naked eye, rather than for someone who's completely colour blind.
I'm more the opposite- I don't use color unless the photo begs for it.
That color scene has such a lively background and such a colorful subject, it would lose a lot in monochrome.
On the other hand, the b&w shot focuses attention on the girl and captures her in a flattering 3/4 pose. She looks lovely there, without distractions of color.
I call them both keepers.
A good picture seems to work out just as good in bw as in color. And yours are great!
Lack of B&W half tones on photographs made by digital cameras is too obvious on final printouts and only very few such shots look good. People tend to produce B&W shots because of its uncommon look, but still such photos are way too ugly when compared to full featured (large negative) B&W shots.
I prefer the colour one - between the girl, the Batman logo and the background, colour has more interest for me here. They're both great shots though!
What was this shot with? It's super sharp! Also I like the color
Sony A77 with 35mm 1.8
Drawn towards the B&W. I'm sure the eyes in the B&W image helped in setting the mood, too.
Both look great.
I can't choose.
they're both good. I prefer the color one here....both the shot and the beautiful colors.
Ah of course. Not m43. I'm starting to get disappointed with the resolution of our tiny sensors. Time to switch to medium format!