Why do we like Black and White photographs

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Trevor Carpenter
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Why do we like Black and White photographs

I wonder if anybody can explain the attraction of B&W pictures to the human brain. After allI I have no desire to watch a B&W television although I seem to rember that Schindlers list was a cinematically super film despite being in B&W. I even find that I am drawn to B&W pictures again and again where a colour equivalent doen't tend to have the same pulling power.

I took the piucture below of Portsmouth Harbour from the Spinaker Tower on Sunday, played around with it to maximise the impact and while I appreciate it may not be to everyone's taste I have it as my desktop at the moment and I keep going back and looking at again.

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