Monday, July 27, 2009

To Color or to Black and White?

If you've been following my blog for a while then you might remember this image that I captured in Buenos Aires last year.

hay milonga de amor

Well, after a year of loving it in black and white, I decided to play with it a bit again.

When I took the photo I immediately saw it in shades of gray and it did not occur to me that it might be great in color. That happens to me a lot...I take a photo and I either see it in color or I see it in black and white. Seldom do I think that it might be meaningful or moving both ways. When I look through my viewfinder, the end result usually jumps right into my head. When I shot film this happened too...I would be shooting a roll of color and I would think to myself that wouldn't it be perfect to get this in black and white or vice versa. With digital I can try both and this is great for me since while I do tend to have that initial gut reaction - to color or to black and white - I happen to be a terribly indecisive person so it's helpful to be able to go back and make that change...

Here's my attempt at color after a year of looking at him in black and white.

What do you think?

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

and this version too...

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Today's Soundtrack:
The Scientist - Natasha Bedingfield
I've never heard this version but isn't it lovely? I really love the song and I like her interpretation. When Chris Martin sings it it breaks my heart and I feel like it is even more heart-wrenching to hear a woman sing it. Almost like the feelings she is singing about are more painful. Still I like Coldplay's original better but this is just...different. Not sure what you think...

Happy Monday!

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