As much as I love colour photography, I enjoy black and white shots immensely. I can't say I have the experience in converting to black and white, so it is actually my first attempt at it. I took this photo originally in color and switch it to black and white in Picasa. When I saw the results, I was pretty pleased with the conversion. I like the perspective, the different feel of it and the black and white textures.
The Ortakoy Mosque as seen from across the Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul.
What is your preference? Have you experimented much with black and white digital photography?
First Commenter - Criz Lai
Well.. it looked much prettier than having a black spot.. haha! :PReplyDelete
I like both versions a lot. The black and white version is very effective.ReplyDelete
I thought of doing something like this. Each picture is unique, sorry: can't decide which one I like best!!ReplyDelete
I went on the Bosphorus cruise. Worth the ride! :) I love those summer houses.ReplyDelete
Life is colourful.ReplyDelete
I prefer colour photography.
I like both photos too. :)ReplyDelete
I choose with colors :D Lovely choice for Black themeReplyDelete
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I want to learn how to do this. Both photos are beautiful but the black and white one has more of a sense of age/history to it.ReplyDelete
Genius take on the theme. Happy weekend. That duck on the previous post is so adorable as well. It doesn't look real.ReplyDelete
A spectacular shot whatever colour you choose.ReplyDelete
Happy weekend to you.
Black and white always does bring out the testures of your subjects. I think it looks great in monochromeReplyDelete
You did good in turning the coloured pic to black and white. I have not tried this yet. It's really nice in Istanbul.ReplyDelete
Oh, that second photo looks like a "classic" shot and I like it better :)ReplyDelete
I must admit that I prefer the color photo. Either way, nice tries -- and have to say that the Ortakoy Mosque is beautiful inside as well as outside. (Yes, I've been there (too)!) :)rReplyDelete
Black and white photos are so enigmatic. :DReplyDelete
Sometimes we need to be careful as some details might be lost right? :DReplyDelete
Yes, I love black and white...only to show the emotional depth in a certain picture. :)ReplyDelete
both are uniquely beautiful in their own way!ReplyDelete
I love the way the minarets pop in the b&w shot. Good job.ReplyDelete
Here's my take on black.
i love it! again nice choice. :)ReplyDelete
Lovely scene! I actually like it in both the colour and B/W versions :) Happy photo hunting and thanks for the visit :)ReplyDelete
Black and white photography is great for defining many shapes, textures and tones! It suits this photo beautifully!ReplyDelete
I love the Color one!ReplyDelete
And I also love the B & W one!ReplyDelete
But most of all, I LOVE my fridge magnet wooooo hooooo! I got it today LR, thanks so much, I love it! And it is now happily with the rest of my fridge-magnet collection ha ha ha, hugs! :):):)ReplyDelete
Both are nice. I have played a little bit with b&w and it can be very effective with clouds in a blue sky like this photo.ReplyDelete
I like both. I've only tried b&w during a photoshop class I took online. Some photos look good either way and some only in color. Your's looks good in both.ReplyDelete
My black is posted here
Great job and it sure makes the photo look vintage. Thanks for dropping by my blog and I hope I see you again soon.ReplyDelete
Black and white photography is a totally different thing, it requires seeing texture and contrast rather than the brilliance. Sometimes I think the color images get distracting because of spots of color that draw your eye away from the main focus. I like your black and white version better, actually.ReplyDelete
wow it has a completely different feel to it in black and white!ReplyDelete
i love black and whie too, it has a certain touch of class and dramaReplyDelete
happy weekend to you and your family
I prefer the coloured one, though sometimes B & W looks very striking.ReplyDelete
I prefer color photography :)ReplyDelete
Happy Tuesday LR, hugs!ReplyDelete