There’s no question in my mind that there are times when monochrome is the right medium for an image and other times when color beats the pants off mono. I love B&W and shoot it almost exclusively these days but I use color transparency film for my macro photography.
I love begonias, especially red ones. This picture is the color original of the sepia image I posted the week before last for Sepia Scenes. And the winner is…. The red begonias?
Here’s the sepia version. Yes it’s nice and I do like it, but when you compare it to the original??? The color version sings to me — yet the sepia version has a kind of timeless elegance. The media are different and those differences can be striking. Is there a clear winner? I really do like the red begonias, but something about the sepia version won’t let me go either. OK then. I like both.
I’m just getting started with my experiments. I have another sepia image of flowers waiting in the wings that has a magic that the original lacks. I bought two new B&W contrast filters for the express purpose of exploring macro and still life with B&W film.
Kind of like the Saturday matinee at the movies when I was a kid. Every week there would be a new episode of a serial before the main attraction. Will the hero survive the fall off the cliff? Beats me. I’m simply going to play around and discover. Some discoveries will stink while others??? Stay tuned for the next episode.
Be sure to visit Lisa’s Chaos for more Macro Monday photos. Thank you Lisa. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to share.