The theme for Jake’s Photo Challenge this week is: Black and White however, I am not a great lover of black and white photographs. Yes, I know they can be “Arty”, but to me they look rather bland and soulless. (Please feel free to disagree) Perhaps, because I am rather a colourful person I can’t appreciate subtle shades of grey.
For example, here is a black and white photograph of a pretty beach called Praia do Camilo in the Algarve. Taken on a beautiful summer’s day the colours of the sea (in the colour photograph) against the formation of the sandy cliffs look quite effective. Do you think the black and white photo reflects the scene in quite the same way?
Does the view look as appealing in black and white? Can you appreciate the wonderful shades of blue which makes the sea look so inviting?
When would you take a black and white photograph in preference to colour?