Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Header Challenge - Color vs Black and White

Tom's challenge this week is to compare color and black and white images. I grew up seeing b&w photos of Ansel Adams and others as Dad subscribed to Popular Photography. I also like high contrast images - color or b&w. I choose 4 images to consider for my header this week. I chose the steam engine for my header as it is a throwback to the time of black and white photography.

The train was restored and is now operated by Walkersville Southern Railroad. They are a volunteer organization of railroad enthusiasts who restore, maintain and operate equipment and track. The steam engine is a recent addition to their rolling stock.

Carroll Street Bridge and the water lilies are regular appearances here. I prefer the color version of them.

This image of a zinnia and a honey bee is a good candidate for black and white, especially when the contrast is pushed a little.


Jackie said...

Love LOVE the Carroll Street Bridge photograph. That one could be framed and sold. Stunning!!

imac said...

Great - Love Steam Engines, and your mixed bag of B/W Vs Colour pics.

katney said...

Contrast is key. the water lily washes out in B&W. It really needs its color to pop.

Craver Vii said...

Stunning set here, Lew! I like the way B&W removes distractions from perspective shots like your train header.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Neat show Lew, cool the way you showed the contrasting photo.