Simple Clicks – iris in color vs black & white



A short carry-over from my previous post on photographing iris blossoms with my old Takumar manual lens; when I started working through them in post, I made copies and converted some of them to black & white and then found myself in the familiar position of being torn between the two.

The color looks great.  And the b&w looks great too.  Well, shit.  Now what?



So I’ve got two versions, and I figured I’d just show them together, side-by-side here.  Leave a comment and let me know if you have a preference, I’m curious to hear what other folks think.



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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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  1. Marie Pennington

    As much as I like the artistic nature of B&W, color wins for me. Flowers are one of nature’s showcases of the color wheel. The range of color in one flower is just so beautiful. Who would think that a white iris could have so many colors?! The purple, even more. It’s like looking at a hillside in early spring and trying to describe all the shades of green!

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