This is a quick poll to get a feel for where readers fall when it comes to Monochrome versus Black and White. I’ve mentioned before that I contribute to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.
I typically consider monochrome as meaning B&W . . . but — obviously — the literal meaning doesn’t limit one to think only in shades of gray.
This photo is my submission for next week Monochrome Madness 4-32 (fourth year, 32nd week).
Just to change the pace, I’m doing a few weeks of Still Life (my interpretation of it). However, in the course of preparing a few files for the run, I’ve been confronted by a dilemma. Well, dilemma is a bit strong.
Other than these three shots . . .
For instance, here’s the first shot in B&W:
Cropped a little different but — in my opinion — a stronger shot for it being B&W.
So, easy-peasy, stick with B&W, right?
. . . but, can you tell me which of these looks better?
Same car and same compass with slightly different arrangement and processing . . .
And here’s what makes the whole thing even more difficult . . . two versions of the same photo with minuscule differences in processing (probably won’t even show up in WordPress).
I won’t even ask which of these two is preferred since unless quickly switching between one and the other no one will pick up on the fact that one is sharper and has more contrast.
But, I could ask if you would pick one of these two or any of the previous four. Well, dang it, I think I will!
I’ll stop here, but perhaps I should do another post asking if I should consider turning some of the Dream Files into B&W. Something along these lines, maybe. Of course, are they still photos or are these images now drifting into art?
I have no idea if other contributors would all sling poo at me if I dared introduce the above amid fine art B&W.
Like I said, that’s ponderings for another time.
Here’s the gallery of the photos in a slightly different order than presented above.
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