Docks at Watch Hill Visitors Center, Fire Island National Seashore, NY, USASeptember 9, 2015
Category: Black and White, Landscape Tagged: boats, dock, evening, Fire Island National Seashore, HDR, New York State, night, Photography, sunset, Timothy S. Allen, Watch Hill, Water
It’s a close call, but the B&W photo is my pick!
Thank you for your response. The black and white was done using NIK filters.
Both are great. The B&W just slightly ahead.
Victor, thank you. I too seem to favor the b&w.
I like the color because of the warm color of the lights in contrast with the cool blues.
I too find the colour photo more enchanting Tim, but if you had shown us only the black-and-white version I still would have been in awe 😉
Thank you for your comment and support.
I continue to enjoy your photos from Africa.
Thank you very much Tim!
Well, I loved the b & w. Then I saw the color. The yellow light against the blue is really beautiful. This is difficult. It would have been a lot easier if you hadn’t posted both. I think I’ll go for the b & w, though. By a hair!
Thank you Emilio. The colors are great. That late blue light period adds a nice touch. B&W seems to be winning out.
Thank you for taking a look and responding.
I like the b&w best
Thanks Steve B&W seems to be back on top
Thank you. It seems as if there is a balance between color and b&w.
Both stand very well on their own.
I prefer the drama created by the B&W.
Thank you. I too like the drama created using the NIK filters.
I prefer the B&W image – very moody
Thank you. I believe color and b&w are head to head. The NIK filters really can create that moodiness.
I love the colours…both are beautiful…
This has been a on-going debate for a long time. Which is better B & W or Color? For me I tend to lean to the color Images more than B & W. However, B&W does have it’s place. It depends on the subject you are shooting. When I’m out there taking Images of old structures of History I seem to lean to B&W. Sometimes it’s hard to choose which one to convert over. B&W shows you only 2 colors, where-as the color one can give you a much bigger array of the spectrum. Thanks for liking my Post.
You’re welcome and thanks for your in depth comments. They are helpful and reinforce some of what I believe.
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Hi. I think it depends what you want people to see first. In the black and white, my eye went straight to the white boat on the left, then to that crazy sky. In the colour shot, my eye goes to the two orange lights first, then up to the beautiful blue sky, then back to the lights, then over to the white boat, then back to the orange lights. All of this happens in the first few milli-seconds. Both nice shots though. Ps, thank you for liking my photo of the week.
Thank you for your detailed response. It was most helpful.
The color version is pretty but the b/w is perfection!
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to comment.
Extremely close call but I’m going to say the colour variant. The yellow contrasting with the auguamarines makes it stand out just slightly more. Both are gorgeous shots regardless.
Thank you for your detailed comments.
I liked them both, but I think the color is a stand out.
Anne thank you. I seem to go back and forth.
At first I preferred the b/w for the drama in the clouds. On looking deeper, I am drawn to the blues and greys and that golden light on the water.
They are both affecting in their individual ways.
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Thank you so much for your feedback.
I love the colour! 🙂
Thank you. I’ve lost track of which is in the lead. I greatly appreciate your comments. Also thank you for following my blog. Take care and best to all your endeavors.
I prefer the B&W. Did you take 2 photos (one in B&W and another in colour)? Or, did you change from colour to B&W with a post-processing tool?
Thank you for you comment. There were many color images taken but I used only one for both color and b&w. I used NIK Color Efec Pro 4 in post-processing. I also use Lightroom CC.Also thank you for taking the time to look around my blog.
No problem. I thought you may have converted from a colour image. I don’t ever use post-processing to convert, just for a little contrast, straightening, dust removal (as I still also take B&W film), and cropping occasionally. I’m one of those painful purists and only use post-processing in the same capacity as printing in my darkroom.
It is great that many of the b&w film is still being made. It give photographers more choices. Best with all of your photographic endeavors.
Love the one in B&W especially!
Thank you. I had to go back and count but it seems that b&w is leading by 11 to 9. Thanks for participating and looking my blog.
I have a great love of black & white but in this case the yellow of the lights and the blue of the sky tip me in favor of the color. Each is beautiful in its own way, though.
Michael, thank you for responding. It is hard to decide when each has its positives. I appreciate the time you took to look at them.
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