Oh, I just love this castle!!!It really is interesting what the eye looks at in b&w vs color. The fountain looks amazing in this shot, and in similar color shots it's barely a blip. Are you shooting in black and white or converting to it when editing?
Yes, odd isn't it. And really odd what is darker. I formed the idea for this yesterday fairly certain that the stone was brighter than the trees. But I was shocked just how much. I shot for the sky above the building then went lower to separate the water. But doing so really darkened the leaves. And to the degree that you cannot see them. I was wide, close up, and low down to the fountain. I hoped to get the pool, but it was an either or. And I thought that the plumes should cross the roof line.
Ah, I see what you did there! I had a comment all written and then got an error when posting it. That's because it was moved. :)I think they were all good decisions. It's a nice shot. Kind of a good color study so-to-speak trying to identify what will show as black or white or the grey. Makes you really have to think about it.
Hmm, I can't publish using the a/c fro the Android tablet for some reason.I'll put up the colour so you ca see the moodiness of the B&W. I think it improves it no end, and there's nowt really wrong with the colour.
There's an app for blogger, who knew, yea.
Yah, that's a nice color shot too. I think the only thing I miss in the b&w are the pretty flowers that makes that castle distinct, in my mind anyhow. I was thinking that when I saw the first shot. My eye goes to those in the color shot (skipping right over the fountain). The b&w changes the focus.
The issue with ones head is once you know what's in the foreground you factor it in and the building and the imposing nature of it recedes.The distance between the spout and the building extends, even in the B&W.Goes to show though in a painting that red of that hue should never be near dark browns, it would lead to mud for there would be no separation.
Well I'm not sure which I prefer. It's one of those "if I hadn't seen the other, I wouldn't know what I was missing". Both versions offer distinct things on which to focus.
I think the B&W is more dynamic with the water. The colour is a bit postcardy. And the B&W gives more an impression of the shee are of the building too, I think anyway.But yes, they both have distinct dynamic. :-)