Color or black & white?  Both work for me, but for different reasons.  This is an old, drowned stump back in the marsh at Fords Pond, and the photo is really a study in lines and textures.  In b&w those elements stand out, heightened by the contrast of tones.  But in the color version, it’s the color ranges that speak loudest, the warmth of the aged wood against the coldness of the blue water that engulfs it.

I couldn’t decide, so I processed it both ways.

Brent Pennington is a freelance photographer and the driving force behind The Roving Photographer. When he\’s not working with portraiture or promotional clients, he’s usually in the field, hiking, or kayaking in pursuit of nature and wildlife shots.

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