Black & white or colour? And any other C&C welcome

Started Jun 16, 2010 | Discussions
Greggio Forum Member • Posts: 81
Black & white or colour? And any other C&C welcome

Went to the Carter's steam fair on the weekend (good fun by the way if you're anywhere near Dulwich in London).

Took a few shots, but quite liked this one because it seemed to tell a bit of a story, at least in that you can see the effort (standing on tip toes) to look over the fence to see the train. (It's my son, he's 11 months old and only just managing to stand by pulling himself up on. He'd been for a ride on the train and loved it).

Any views on colour v black and white? Any other C&C welcome. (I know it's a bit annoying having the strap or something show in the bottom right hand corner, but I was holding a lot of things and to crop it out I'd lose either the kid in the train or the tip toes...)

(Taken with G1 and 14-45, shot in Raw and some light PP in Lightroom).

nzcarl70 Regular Member • Posts: 123
Re: Black & white or colour? And any other C&C welcome

Definitely bw, try a little vignette to draw your eye to the centre. Great capture though!

RickPick
RickPick Senior Member • Posts: 1,300
Re: Black & white or colour? And any other C&C welcome

That's a lovely shot with toes off the ground. For some reason I like the B&W version, maybe it is an appropriate style for the steam train?

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007peter
007peter Forum Pro • Posts: 11,221
Color works better for me on that photo

Babies have such a lovely skin. I generally prefer shooting color on infants and B&W on old people with age spots

Definitely, use the color

kaw209 Regular Member • Posts: 410
Re: Black & white or colour? And any other C&C welcome

I prefer the B&W.

It should be relatively easy to clone out the strap.
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