Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Black and White or Color?

Black & White Daisies, originally uploaded by saralonde.

If you had to choose one or the other, which would it be?

Personally, I'd have to go with black and white. Why? The drama, the grit, the simplicity that b&w can give you. I love the play of light and shadow, how not having color to distract you lets you see things you didn't know were there. Black and white breaks the composition down to it's basic forms. You have to get the composition right for it to stand there without the color. I also think it's interesting that you can look at a black and white shot and still "see" the color in it. I can almost see the yellow centers on my daisies!