Sometimes the world looks better in black and white. It just does.
Sometimes the vibrancy of color is essential to engage your audience emotionally.
Color vs Monochrome – the eternal dilema in photography. I personally don’t have a strong preference for any of these styles; I just love to experiment with both. They let you look at things differently, the same image can evoke completely opposite feelings depending on which style you choose. Sometimes that choice is pretty obvious, but in most cases, it takes me a while to be fully convinced.
When I’m not sure about it, I just give myself five minutes to look at both pictures carefully, feel and observe the little details that make them unique, and focus on the way I feel when I look at them. Always, without fail, one of the images ends up captivating me completely. I don’t have rules; I just listen to my heart.
In this case, I prefer the monochrome photograph. The yellow door at the right side is very distracting and takes the focus away from the subject. Plus, I really like the subtlety of tones that black and white give to the image, and how it accentuates the pattern of the scarf.
And you, what image captivates you the most? 🙂