2020 Photo Challenge #34

Jude says “Take a photo of a subject that you like in colour and then convert to Black & White. Show both images for comparison. Which is best? Does the image rely on colour for impact.”

I’m going to show two here, neither of which benefits from the monochrome conversion.

This first one is all about the brash colour:

And this one loses its delicateness, it’s femininity by the monochrome treatment:

Linked to 2020 photo challenge at Jude’s here





  1. Sue, I agree that both of these and, I would suspect, most street art need color in order to shine.


  2. Very clearly shot for colour 🙂

  3. Actually I like the first one in B&W. It’s definitely the bike!

  4. You’re right of course; both are quite powerful shots in colour and lose that in b&w.

  5. I agree with those thoughts. If you want the bike to be the focus, b/w is the way forward.

  6. I agree completely. The colour ones are superior in every way.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  7. i prefer the colour versions but the top one is still very striking in black and white.

  8. Agree with all the above comments Sue 🙂

  9. Going to buck the trend and say I like the b&w better. In the first pair, as Jude notes, b&w makes the bike the focus. In the colour version, the bike is a distraction, so neither it nor the art stand out. In the second pair, the lamp becomes more prominent and I prefer the art in b&w. That’s subjective though, because I don’t much l8ke the colour scheme.

  10. It’s great when a post stimulates so much feedback. Much better than ‘nice photo’ or ‘beautiful’ even if they are.

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