Black and White Sunday: After and Before


High tide in Porthleven


Does your focus change in one photo to the other? Does colour enhance the composition or distract you? What changes? I’d like to know your impressions.

And if you would like to see more After and Before images then please visit Paula.


32 thoughts on “Black and White Sunday: After and Before

      1. Ja, in dem Fall geben die farbigen Akzente dem Bild Struktur. Ohne diese Struktur wÀre das Photo nur grau. Das Drohende durch das Meer ist sowieso gegeben. Die Farbe macht die Situation meines Erachtens noch deutlicher. Sorry, my english is too bad. I can tell you that only in german 😦


  1. I agree with Anabel. The pier takes over in colour.
    The B&W shot feels timeless, the colour one more modern. Despite the fact that both could have been taken ever since colour film was available. I would like more like this now and again.
    Best wishes, Pete. x


  2. The one in colour makes me look at the horizon, in monochrome I focus on the foreground. This conversion really makes a difference. Very glad you could join me for the challenge, Jude. Thank you. I hope you’ll have a good week in spite of weather.

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  3. I love both versions of the photo, but for different reasons. I think that the small details stand out more clearly in the black and white photo. At the same time, the tone of the black and white photo seems more bleak – I didn’t get that same feeling from the color photo. One thing I thought was interesting was the bright red lifesaving ring in the color photo. The red color was so vivid, and it was one of the first things I noticed. In comparison, in the black and white version, it appears white – I didn’t even notice it at first. It is really interesting to see how different our perceptions are based on color. Thanks for this challenge, Jude!

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  4. The black and white one is about the structures and composition for me, the colour one is about details. The waves, the man and the life belt thingy all stand out, even the ropes, so for one I prefer the colour, it makes me look longer!

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    1. Interesting how we all see things differently, you and others like those pops of colour whereas they irritate me and Sylvia on this occasion, but yes the colour version does hold more interest.


  5. You know my response, I suspect πŸ™‚ The black and white looks cold and uninviting to me, but the colour in the sky and that lovely pop of red makes me want to be there. I always love watching waves break over a pier so I’d be there anyway, but in the first photo I’d need a big scarf πŸ™‚

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    1. The waves breaking over the pier was the reason we wandered down there, the bonus was finding the surfers! I rather like the B&W as it seems timeless. But yes, I am not surprised you prefer colour πŸ™‚

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