View Full Version : Do we like the B&W or the Color better?
08-06-2006, 03:30 PM
I did this photo and can't decide which I like...the B&W or Color.
What is your take on it?
I'm liking the B&W, but my husband likes the color - both are great but what do you think? This will more than likely be an 8x10 on her grandparents wall and an 11x14 on mine, lol.
08-06-2006, 03:39 PM
I think they both look great. I think it would look good in sepia or duotones as well. It's just a great photo.
I'm not much help am I. :)
Tough decision. I like them both but am partial to B&W these days. I would most like let the grandparents decide which they prefer. Good luck with you and DH on making a decision for yourselves.
08-06-2006, 03:44 PM
Love the B/W!
08-06-2006, 05:10 PM
I love them both! What does it look like with the b/w over the color layer at maybe 60% opacity?
08-06-2006, 08:56 PM
I like color (which is unusual for me, I usually prefer BW, but this is just gorgeous!)
08-06-2006, 09:21 PM
I love the shades of green in the leave, definitely color....:D
08-06-2006, 09:26 PM
I love both, but I think I'd do b&w. The green in the tree leaves is stunning, but I think it takes away from the beauty of your daughter, kwim?
08-06-2006, 09:30 PM
She is soooo cute...I am usually partial towards B&W but in this case I would say colour... the green brightens her gorgeous face - Nisha
08-06-2006, 10:04 PM
Both are great, Sarah! But I have to say, that color one just seems so alive, so vibrant!
08-06-2006, 11:28 PM
Wow, that's a tough call, they're both absolutely gorgeous. I'm leaning towards the black and white, I think b&w photos have a beautiful classic look to them. But isn't digital great, you can have both if you want!
08-07-2006, 01:16 AM
I'm usually a B&W fan too, over most things, but the green is just so vibrant and alive that I'm gonna have to go with the colour!
ETA: Haha, I hadn't read the second page of this thread and there's someone using the exact same words lol, strange eh?
08-07-2006, 03:57 AM
I prefer the B&W because the colour is too green for me. No offense meant because I know it's a popular style and most people love it - I'm just not a fan of the vibrant look. Also I think the light play and textures are a lot more striking in the B&W version.
08-07-2006, 04:13 AM
They're both beautiful, but I prefer the b/W here.
On the B/W I notice her face first, but on the color I notice the green leaves first.
08-07-2006, 06:09 AM
I choose color now that I know you are printing it.. if you were scrapping it I might say B/W cause it's easier to match but if you are printing and framing, go color!!!
08-07-2006, 06:24 AM
I'd go for the B/W
08-07-2006, 07:42 AM
I usually like the b&w but this time I am parial to the color. I don't know why, it just seems to POP at me more. :) Great pic either way.
08-11-2006, 07:50 PM
That color one does really pop and it looks amazing. I'm usually a b/w fan myself. I would take into consideration the decor of the room actually. And maybe see how it looks with the color desaturated? I like doing an adjustment layer for my black and white conversion, and then reducing the opacity so that just a tad bit of color shows through.
08-12-2006, 07:29 AM
I do love the vivid colour, but I am partial to a very light sepia tone over stark BW for this one or an infrared effect with light grainier texture, but that's just me. I think these highlight your dd better without distracting from the overall beauty of the shot. I used PSPX for these.
I hope you don't mind my playing .... to give you a visual idea of options
15% sepia gives a little warmth and softens.
Infrared - strength 30, flare 1, grain 2 - keeps the starkness, but sharpens the edges and makes your dd more the focus without losing background details.
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