Contest b/w or colour ?

Sep 12, 2020,01:25 AM

Long time I did not post portrait photos...

Please vote for one of the two and comment the reason of your choice

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B/W for me

 By: Horological_addict : September 12th, 2020-01:39
Because i like the contrast given by the b/w in this particular situation. I feel the color one is less attractive, less eye catching. HAGWE Fabio

Thanks for your comments [nt]

 By: Mike H : September 12th, 2020-19:27

Thanks! [nt]

 By: Mike H : September 12th, 2020-19:28

Colour for me

 By: Gus7 : September 12th, 2020-02:25
i like that it is tonal. No one colour dominates, they blend superbly. However I find the door handle (?) in the bottom left distracting. Can you crop this or do you prefer it this way? Either way, nice photos!

Thanks and glad you like the colour version also

 By: Mike H : September 12th, 2020-19:30
Of course I could have cropped it or edit and remove the window handle but indeed I like it as is (I'll make a try without it to see )

difficult choice...

 By: cshimokita : September 12th, 2020-02:48
Always details and personal preference... The ear in the first is a little distracting, but I prefer the expression vis-à-vis the style of portrait. So for me the b&w would be the choice... maybe the 'model' prefers colour ; ) Casey .

I did not realize about the ear before you mention it

 By: Mike H : September 12th, 2020-19:33
But now I can see only that, I could/should have edited to show it less... but yes I love her expression too on this one...

Definitely BW

 By: Gelato Monster : September 12th, 2020-02:51
The expression, the moment, the detail fixture of the model. Just completely intriguing


 By: Uncle Chico : September 12th, 2020-03:01
The model's expression is mysterious. The viewer does not know what or who she is thinking about. In the color photo her mood is more obvious.

Thanks Uncle Chico [nt]

 By: Mike H : September 12th, 2020-19:34

B&W [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : September 12th, 2020-03:16

my choice - the BW...

 By: mahesh : September 12th, 2020-03:26
i like BW is nostalgic, captures well the essence of the moment & most of all...timeless ! i wouldn't be kidding myself giving a technical feedback on the pic ;-) you know better !! and i almost forgot the most important reason...she shows o... 

Thanks for your kind words and comments my friend!

 By: Mike H : September 12th, 2020-19:36
Ah finally someone who notices about her watch ! I am not surprised you are the one to see it

Definitely the coloured photo.

 By: MTR : September 12th, 2020-04:21
Because of the expression of the model. 😊 Best Thomas

Finally one more for colour! ;-)

 By: Mike H : September 12th, 2020-19:37
Score is 7 for bw vs 2 for colour so far...

The first one for me

 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 12th, 2020-04:48
I think the model is more natural there, and there is “flow” in the photo

Thanks Mr Gatsby

 By: Mike H : September 12th, 2020-19:39
The bw version definitely has a lot of success... 8 - 2 so far

The top photo (B&W) is superior.

 By: BigAppleBill : September 12th, 2020-06:00
But not so much for the B&W vs color. It has more to do with composition and lighting. The eye is drawn to the face, jawline, nose and lock of hair. Then the arm and clenched hand provide balance. The color photo is good, but lacks the better composit... 

Thanks for your detailed comments!

 By: Mike H : September 12th, 2020-19:40
One more for BW


 By: Mikesr  : September 12th, 2020-06:06
I like the

You like the... ? [nt]

 By: Mike H : September 12th, 2020-06:18

Hehehe, I am sure you are looking at the watch

 By: Mike H : September 12th, 2020-19:44
10 - 2 for bw so far

;) [nt]

 By: Bobbe : September 13th, 2020-06:23

Wow! Merci beaucoup. [nt]

 By: fernando : September 12th, 2020-20:16

beautiful! [nt]

 By: terbaboom : September 12th, 2020-20:58

Wow, wow, wow!

 By: TheMadDruid : September 16th, 2020-07:10
I was not sure how to choose between the two original shots but that problem has beed sidelined. How to choose between these two-there goes the rest of my day!

I look at the

 By: Quan : September 12th, 2020-19:40
light play on her pretty face, I chose the color one as the gradation from bright to dark play very well here.

Many thanks Quan

 By: Mike H : September 12th, 2020-19:51
I am glad you choose the colour one for more balancing the score as I like both actually. 11 - 4 now

i prefer the colour one since it shows more of the model's face

 By: terbaboom : September 12th, 2020-20:57
having said that, both photos are beautiful!

Perfect, thanks for your vote

 By: Mike H : September 13th, 2020-00:12
11 to 5 now we are getting close to the two third / one third result I was expecting

Shall I count your vote as even ?

 By: Mike H : September 15th, 2020-22:27
1 score for bw and One score for color ?

Yup, one and one. [nt]

 By: Thomas_3 : September 16th, 2020-07:23


 By: KamalRostov : September 14th, 2020-08:19
I would have preferred better details. For example, the drapes as it bridges between the two contrasting extremes. Just my opinion though... Beautiful and simplistic composition thus highlighting the subject. Owh... beautiful subject too!!!