Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday #1

I'm going to borrow some other bloggers idea of "Wordless Wednesday", but will put my own spin on it by posting a color image and then a black and white version of the same image. I hope this inspires more people to take black and white images. Not that there is anything wrong with color, but I think a lot of folks forget they can do black and white. If you shoot mostly color and are in a creative slump, make a point of shooting just black and white for a day or two and it will surely help.


  1. Maybe I shouldn't comment on my own post first, but I do like the color image best. It has more warmth and better conveys the moment. The black and white image is a little too "cool" in tone for me and perhaps I should tone it.

  2. I agree that the color version is better. I even took it and played with different styles of black and white, but none of them really struck me. I did find it interesting that removing just the blue channel results in a more vibrant image. Since there are no real blues in this shot, the blue channel really just has a muting effect on the other colors.

  3. Thanks for the comment. I guess this is one where it really does not work. You're right about the blue channel too. I played with it so much that at one point it looked like it was infrared.