There are times when I take a photograph and I see it in
black and white only. To me, the scene will just call for black and white and
color is all wrong.
Similarly, there are times when black and white is all wrong and colors just make the image what it is.
Then there are those times when I take a photograph and I have a difficult time deciding if black and white or color would be better. Of course the focus is on different things when an image is in color or when it is in black and white, and, naturally, someone's perception of an image is completely personal. In black and white the focus is often on light and shadow, contrast and tone, and images seem more moody. In color, we often focus on the range of colors and the intensity of the colors and what they add to the scene. When I see an image in both color and in black and white, I make both. Of course whether to process in color or in black and white is completely subjective and with photoshop, it can be whatever I want it to be. What do you think?
Here are some that I saw only in b&w:
Here are some that I saw only in color:
Here are some as both: