Looking Up: Color vs. BW

Looking Up BW

Looking Up

I made this image of the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse on Saturday and originally developed it in color. This morning, I thought that the contrast and negative space made it an excellent candidate to be a BW image. I like both and am having difficulty picking a favorite.

What do you think?


36 thoughts on “Looking Up: Color vs. BW

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Yes, I am also torn. It works either way and I like elements of both. I think that is why I posted this as a “which do you prefer”. Cheers =)

  1. ssgt leslie

    Interesting. Both have their unique qualities. B/W shows the contrast of strength and height. Color indicates the beauty. Keep up the outstanding photos.

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Funny thing is that I did not even think of using BW until I woke up this morning. I skipped the gym for a bit of photo editing. How many calories does that burn?

  2. samcmurdo

    I like the black and white for the contrast of light and shade – the definition of the window, the shadow is sharp and the whisp of cloud is a delight. The colour one is beautiful as the blue sky brings a softness to the image and a feeling of promise and depth. One is an artwork that stands alone the second evokes feelings of hope and strength and promise.

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you. That is why I post these because I can’t choose…I probably should have said “edited” rather than “develop”. I have not used film in ages. Cheers =)

      1. Robin

        I’m sure there are a few people out there who still use film. It took a while before I warmed up to digital 🙂

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