I’m Curious ~ Which do You Like?

Banana Abstract

I must be going through my “Black and White” phase. Life doesn’t happen in B&W but some images just seem to work better in monochrome. When working with images, I find that I am converting many to B&W and usually like the result.

The banana leaf abstract shown here are copies of the same image and both were processed in Adobe’s Lightroom 4. I worked with each one separately using my standard workflow, yet, visually, they are quite different.

Banana AbstractThe qualities that make a photograph interesting are a matter of personal taste. I would like to know what you think.

Which do you like the best? Please take my poll and leave a comment, if you like.

Ron Mayhew Photography.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. It is quite difficult to answer. What do you want to achieve with the picture? Do you want to create art with it, make people wonder what it actually is. Then use the black and white one. If you want to channel life, how beautiful plants can be, use the colored one. Both of the shots are great, though. It is just a matter of the expression from my point of view 🙂

    1. Andreas, as you say, the choice of B&W or color really boils down to what the photographer is trying to achieve. Some images lend themselves more to one or the other but ultimately it is the photographers vision of the image and the creative process.

      I have enjoyed the B&W images on your blog. Thanks for commenting.

      1. Monsoon has started in India.The dusts on the leaves have been washed away.Great opportunity is awaiting to express/explain/display the creations of Poets and Artistic Photographers.
        I would like to collect and store NATURE in Colour Photography.

  2. I’ve never been a fan of black and white because, well, my eyes see color. I was so happy when Flipper, The Wild Wild West, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched……………. started broadcasting in color – lol

    1. I get it, but some of the most iconic photographs are in B&W. Its always in the eye of the beholder.

      Thanks for commenting.

      BTW, the results from the poll are overwhelming in favor of the color image.

  3. I prefer Good Photographs.That’s all I can say.
    Thanks a lot.

    1. The viewer is the ultimate critic. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

      Thank you for commenting. Any signs of the monsoon yet this year?

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