The Color Version

My Throwback Thursday post was a foray into the world of B&W and I now present the color versions of those photos. That’s ass-backward from my usual process of presenting color photos and then showing various conversions, mostly monochrome.


Except . . . some of the B&W photos had already appeared in color on other posts. For instance, the color version of the photo above was already shown on THIS post.

Photos that have appeared on previous posts will be skipped.

You can click on these photos to see a larger version in a new window or tab, and you can also go HERE to see the SmugMug gallery where you can see up to the full-size versions. 

The ship on the previous shot is the Celebrity Legend. That shot was taken from the Old Kona Airport State Park and is a three-shots panorama. If you want to see the full-size zoomable version (7371 x 3372 pixels, 3MB) click HERE

As for the rest of the photos . . . here goes nothing . . . 


I have a difficult time choosing between the color and B&W version of the above photo. Some readers, I know, will have no such ambiguity. 

This next shot . . .  


. . . is actually one of nine shots used to create this panorama. 


If you want to see the full-size version — and you have a fast Internet connection — you can click HERE for the 17704 x 3640 pixel, 11 MB version.

This next shot was not included in the B&W series because I was not happy with the conversion to B&W. Here it is in color, The Fish Hopper Restaurant. 


This next shot, of the Ironman merchandise store, was in the previous post. Again, Not sure which looks better.  


And yes, I was ready to rescue the baby if marauders had come by and snatched it from the inattentive parents. 

This next shot . . . 


. . . is also part of a series I captured for a panorama shot.


If you want to see the full-size version — and you have a fast Internet connection — you can click HERE for the 9420 x 2992 pixel, 4 MB version.

We now get to the street fair shots . . . this is where one has to consider the color and B&W version as separate and distinct animals. Were I to choose one or the other as “better”, I would choose the B&W for what I call ambiance; the feel of the place. I would choose the color version for the richness of the scene. But, that’s just me. 




What do I mean? I think the color photo lets your eyes pick up more details. The B&W photo — at least for me — gives more of an overall impression of what’s going on; people milling, shopping, experiencing the place. 

. . . perhaps I’m full of semi-solid effluent . . . 

I had called out a couple of photos as lacking in their B&W versions. Here they are in living color.



These next two photos were not included in the B&W version because I could not do the subject justice, at least not with the conversions I tried.



I’m pretty sure that’s a hybrid. It’s more evident in person than in the photos, and it has to do with the way it presented itself. A beautiful dog, regardless. 

Here are a few more of the street scene (one new photo in the mix).





I have three versions of the following shot, each from a different angle. I still think this is the best of them. 


These next two photos are two different framing — portrait and landscape — of the same subject. I mentioned how the scene suffers in the B&W version for making the place appear junkier than it is.



Probably due to the cost of commercial real estate on Ali’i Drive, shops are often small and jammed with merchandise. They are also very close to each other and spilling out onto the frontage to the point that two or three shops look as if they are one. Many of these shops have been there since we started coming to the Big Island, in the early 90s.

These next shots are very close to their equivalent B&W versions but probably not the same. I usually snap bursts of two or three photos when shooting stuff like this. 




In case anyone wonders, since I have little interest in people, I don’t pay too much attention to who is in the scene or what they are doing. I frame the photos based on the overall scene, concentrating more on the crop and composition. 

That said, on occasion, I do notice when people react to me snapping the photo. Such is the case with these next two photos.  



I am not used to having people smile at me . . . point, mock, and laugh? Yes. Smile? No. 

My fly was zipped up, so I can only assume my hat tickled their funny bones. 

Next is another shot I could not make work in B&W . . . 


Finally, I did include the color version of three photos along with the B&W series. Since I don’t want to repeat myself, I reprocessed those photos so readers who made it this far can see something new. 





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14 Responses to The Color Version

  1. renxkyoko says:

    Lots of souvenir shops .


  2. sandra getgood says:

    I’m one of those boring people who really likes colorful birds, colorful gardens, shops, whatever. I do appreciate the effects that you can get with black and white, but color makes me smile. Thank you, Ejd….I’m smiling.


  3. Eddy Winko says:

    People smiling, whatever next!


    • disperser says:

      Well, I’m still on tap to post the shots from around the Triathlon and I also have shots from the Labor Day canoe races . . . so, more people. Some of them will be smiling, and that will likely trigger a few smiles in my readers.


  4. So the hat you wore is a funny-bone-tickler?! Ha!

    Wow! Love the panoramas!

    The vibrant colors in the color photos DO bring joy and smiles! Even the subdued colors of the dove and the doggie are beautiful. The dove’s feathers looks so light and soft…and the doggie’s hair looks so clean and soft!

    People watching is fun!

    HUGS!!! :-)


  5. These places look so much more vibrant in colour, Think I prefer this!

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  6. Aquileana says:

    Beautiful and vivid photographs… Fairs have such a particular charm! ;)
    Best wishes to you, Disperser! :star:


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