A Study In B&W

I love black and white photography. Something about the color being removed that makes the character of the structure, subject and person come through.I follow a few sites the have wonderful B&W photos. Almost all the sites take the shot in color and convert it to B&W. Since most of my stuff I take with point & shots I usually take the shots in the cameras on-board B&W mode. My Canon Powershot’s (SX10is, S3is and SX260HD) do a really good job of shooting in B&W. I do not shot in RAW since my Canon only shot jpg but maybe the magic is the processing of pictures from color to B&W in RAW. None the less I tries a conversation today and want to see if anyone can tell which I in B&W and which I converted from color to B&W.

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4 thoughts on “A Study In B&W

  1. My guess, and it’s really not more than that, is that the bottom photo was converted. I say that only because the tree line on the opposite bank seems to have less detail at the top of the trees. I’m postulating that the removal of the color artifacts may have affected the resolution. I could easily be all wet.

    1. The bottom photo is the correct answer! Great eye by the way, I only noticed the difference in the detail of the clouds and that was on me: I over exposed the shot a bit because it was so overcast and did not want the shot to dark.

  2. very nice shots and i have to agree…there is just something wonderful and timeless about black and white photography…perhaps it leaves more to the imagination.

    1. I just came from your place and though I think you are a little biased, which in this case is a good thing, I agree with your observation of B&W being wonderful and timeless. Thanks for the visit and the comment.
      Congrats on your first gallery showing. Good stuff.

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