Photo101Weekend4: Colour vs Monochrome.

201411_Races-16Yesterday’s post with photos from our day at the races was mainly presented in black and white. It was suggested by @terryb that I show the colour versions as well and I thought it was a good idea. I was interested to see the comparison side-by-side. The races are such a colourful event, so it’s nice to see those colours. But I do like the nostalgia of black and white for these shots as well. I feel like there are less distractions in the black and white shots maybe?

What do you think works best?

x desleyjane

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  1. lrod1726 says:

    I like the black and white pictures better because they leave you wanting to know the story behind it. But overall, nice shots!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, me too. The black and white feels good πŸ™‚

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  2. Amy Sampson says:

    Before photo 101, I was not a fan of black and white. I’ve changed my mind. I”m even using it myself, quite a bit, these days.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I love black and white, but I haven’t used it a lot. Yes, I’m definitely using it a lot more now πŸ˜‰

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  3. nty6x says:

    black and white for the win! Especially ‘The Winner’ which makes it seems like you jumped back in time and caught a bit of history πŸ˜€

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    1. desleyjane says:

      That’s exactly how I feel! A bit newspaper-y.

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  4. Capt Jill says:

    I like most of them better in black and white, especially the last one. For some reason, I like the 2 with the horses better in color. I can’t really say why. They feel more ‘artsy’ maybe. They’re all good. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Jill. It was a super colourful day πŸ˜‰

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  5. dwaycrafts says:

    I am torn I like the colors of the blue sky, the jockey’s, the greens. Then I see “Place your bets” I like the black and white. Pretty much, I don’t think you can lose either way. They all great shots.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much. I’m glad we have both colour and mono!

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  6. Definitely b&w. I think the best ones are the man and his tie and the oldtimers. Both don’t have too much going on and lots of contrast. I wonder what the horsey ones would be like from a lower angle?? The first one likely means the most to people who know the crew. πŸ™‚ I would prefer side profiles because then it wouldn’t matter that I don’t know them. Did you bet and win? πŸ˜€

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! Yes I bet a total of $16 and took home $17.90 I’m a big spender LOL.

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  7. I think the shots of the men are better in b&w. the horses though, i like in color better. they’re all good. what a great idea to take your camera to the track

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks. I think the horse and jockeys do suit colour but I am in love with b&w!!

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  8. For me B&W works best on these shots. LIke you mention, it’s less distractions and in this photo reportage the colours doesn’t add anything of value to the story.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Cardinal. For me, b&w as well πŸ˜„

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  9. I’m for the B&W version.It’s my preference for photos, at all times. But for me, the horse is better in color.

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  10. nalinki says:

    I prefer the monochrome pictures for this series. the colors add to much agitation to the collection

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Me too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. estelea says:

    B&W for me too! Although I love the last pict in colors. I guess the BW gives a feeling of stillness, helps focusing on the details and the atmosphere. Your post is really inspiring, will definitely try the comparisons of colors soon..

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you!
      “Focusing on the details and the atmosphere” – I like it.

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  12. I agree with everyone else. The black and white could have easily been 1950. I love the feel of it. The colors were so vibrant. I would prefer those for scrapbook shots of a happy day at the races.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I just said to my dad today that it looks like a shot from the 50s πŸ˜„ It’s been fun and really interesting to compare them. Thanks Michelle.

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  13. spugwash says:

    Oh dear. I prefer the colour. I love the full on colours of a race day it’s part of the excitement as buzz and usually helps me forget how much I lost on my chosen donkeys.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL! That’s good! Something for everyone!

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  14. crisisalive says:

    Just recently I have been comparing most of my photos as well. I have to say that b&w just adds a flare to some captures. It just makes you imagine more…

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  15. you know i love black and white but it hink with animals the general rule of thumb for me personally is that i like to see them in colour, except for my dog who is black and white anyway. lol….great pics and very jealous of you at the races, mind you i get so nervous they will hurt themselves and come back with a lot more grey hairs than when i went x

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  16. pommepal says:

    What a great idea to show the 2 comparisons side by side. Like every one else, I think the honours go to the B&W images…

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It was @terryb’s idea πŸ˜„ I agree, I just love the b&w’s.

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  17. I love the black and white versions, Desleyjane, especially Getting Late and Place Your Bets! The tones are just lovely. Great idea to post both treatments! What a fun day you had πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Stacy! Yep it was good fun πŸ˜„

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  18. emmanique says:

    The black & white give them a timeless look the photos could have been taken last week, last year or 40 years ago. The coloured are good but……..prefer B&W

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks 😊 me too!

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  19. I prefer the coloured except the last one πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It’s funny, everyone is divided on this πŸ˜€

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      1. That’s because Photography is an Art πŸ™‚

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Very true!! My favourite is the one called Winner and I LOVE it in b&w. For some reason, I’m very attached to that photo.

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          1. Coloured or BW, composition of all your photos are great!! That’s a good work!

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Aww thank you so much πŸ˜‰

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