Friday, June 19, 2009

And the Winner Is.....

Thank you for all your comments and feedback on my black and white vs color exploration this week. I received the most positive feedback on the black and white "dandelion" and the color bi-plane. If you hadn't known the plane was red...would it have made a difference? I wonder....

Many of you wanted to see the top black and white bi-plane as a color image, so I'm happy to oblige. You're right...it's a stand-out in color. I think the motion is more obvious for some reason. Maybe it's the shades of grey you have to have delineated very sharply when done in b&w.
I received a number of comments on whether there was a difference between a black and white shot taken in the camera, or one transitioned in Photoshop or another image editing program. It seems that most people like the option of having either a color or b&w image, so we're a group who will likely shoot in color and then decide whether b&w will work, later. I think I'm with you on this one.

And I don't think I noticed a perceptible difference between the photographs taken originally as b&w and those changed later. Maybe the difference would show more if the photograph were enlarged on a grand scale?

Interesting discussion - thank you. Have a great weekend; I'm working on something fun for Monday!

6 comments:

Kamana said...

i'm leraning so much just from reading wonderful blogs such as yours!

Sandy K. said...

Thank you...I appreciate your participation in my own learning adventure- Blogging!

Teresa said...

This plane is really sharp looking. There was one like it in the movie my son and I watched today - Night at the Museum II.

I'll have to try some B&W myself. Thanks.

Char said...

that's interesting - how the camera sees the light in monotone or color. I will have to look at that.

Christine said...

OK, I am not a photographer by any stretch, but here's my 2 cents. I think for black & white photography to work, at least for me, the light vs. dark colors need to be really drastic in the image, or it just turns out looking really gray and drab (if the colors are similiar enough). You need enough contrast to make it pop! Maybe a yellow and black plane would have worked better.

Sandy K. said...

Christine - maybe not a "photographer," but someone with a good eye and a sense of what works for you. I see what you are getting at, and appreciate your input. Thanks:).

Char - it's a setting in my camera, which is really handy!