When Black & White Is Better than Colour

Some photos just look better in black & white. And some places.

India is not one of them. When I think of India I always think of the colour.

But this photo should have worked but didn’t and I couldn’t figure out why until I turned it into a black and white shot.
man studying a scroll in a temple in DelhiThat’s when I found that the red silk piled in the corner distracted the eye from the man and the wonderful light surrounding him.
man studying a scroll in a temple in Delhi in black & whiteHaving done that I couldn’t resist converting a few other photos from India to black and white.Akbar's TombHotel Suraj in JaisalmerMore of Nancy Merrill’s a Photo a Week: Black & White.

 

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3 responses to “When Black & White Is Better than Colour

  1. This is one of the things I love about working in black and white with digital images. You can play around with it until it looks just perfect. And sometimes you are surprised by what is brought out when you change just one thing in your processing. Beautiful images. Thanks for joining the challenge!

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