Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Through The Black And White Door

Now don't let it be said that I'm not obliging. Babooshka requested yesterdays photo in black and white, and her wish is my command! It helps me out too, as time is short this week and it helps fill a post! So if you saw the coloured version yesterday tell me which one you prefer.

Continued apologies for the lack of comments from me this week. I'll be playing a serious game of catchup at the weekend! I'm feeling much better, almost 100%. And Stevie Wonder was fantastic. He sang and performed for over two hours, and he's still got it.

13 comments:

ken mac said...

oohhh. I think the color works better, brings out more detail. And contrast. Nice!

Rambling Round said...

Tough choice! I like them both.
How was that concert?

babooshka said...

Now this is interesting. The b&w has more depth of field. Entices a longer walk to the door and feels more layered. On the other hand the yellow door in the colour is so captivating it compels you to look at it. I am a boring photographer. We always say b&w, but only by a whisker. I bet most people say the colour one, and that's also a lesson to me. Afterall it's the public that buy and they know what they like.

I would take more shots of this area. There's a lot going on. I think you have found a little treasure trove. Glad to see the wonder of stevie lifted you to a higher ground. never mind the comments, just show me the pics.

Neva said...

I love to Stevie Wonder....he is amazing...glad you are feeling better!

Hilda said...

You now have Photoshop, right? Play with the "black" quadtone (sorry, can't remember which menu it's found in). It's a CMYK black and so much richer than just grayscale. That's what I did to b&w photos when we were printing in full color. Looks fantastic. :)

Glad you had a great time at the concert and that you're feeling much better!

Lori said...

It's a very interesting photo in both versions. I like them both! The yellow door is an eye-catcher. Hope you are feeling better!!

Tanya said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure which version I like better. I like them both alot! Glad you had a great time at the concert :)

Michaela said...

I think it looks a lot better in black and white.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" votes for the b&w as being the more interesting of the two - despite the charm of the yellow door.

Knoxville Girl said...

As B said, b&w calls out that depth.
But now that I've seen the yellow door, I'm enchanted by the unusual color.
Glad you're recovering & enjoyed the concert.

Petrea said...

THey're both good Marley, but who can resist that yellow door?

Chuck Pefley said...

Marley, can I like both? No, I'm not afraid of commitment (married 40 years proves that LOL). Overall, I think I prefer the color version ... except I like the way the drain and grating are downplayed in the bw.

Either way, it's a very nice composition. Listen to Phoebe :)

• Eliane • said...

No need to catch up - get better.

It is nice to see both versions. I think I like the color one better. That yellow door is such a happy burst of color and it actually bring your attention to the little plant in the foreground with variegated foliage. I think those two elements bring depth to the composition. Phoebe has a good eye.

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