Black and White or Color? That is the Question

For tonights post I thought I would propose a question.  It’s a simple question, but I think it really could spark a great conversation.

“Black & White or Color?”

Simple enough question but what’s the right answer?  Personally I lean towards black and white when looking at photographs, and as I stated in a previous post I have always been intrigued by black and white photography.  As a photographer you need to think about this question constantly.  So how do you make the decision?  I will often post process the image both ways, place them on the screen side-by-side and see which one gives me the emotion that I saw when I took the photo.  I also find that I will eventually use both versions depending on the situation.

I’m very interested in your thoughts on this subject.  What is your process when making this decision?  How do you make your photos black and white?  Do you use digital and convert or are you still a die hard and shoot B&W film?  And finally which version of this tree do you like best?

Tree Black and White Tree Color

A Vision of Black and White

For todays post I thought I would explore some of my older photos post some black and white conversions.  I’ve always been fascinated with black and white photography and have found that the absence of color makes me look deeper into the image.  Without color we have a tendency to see the detail that was always there and that, I think, is what makes black and white so fascinating.

Hope you enjoy the photos and feel free to let me know what you think.