I’m still dithering, switching back and forth with cameras and lenses and switching processing with both B&W and color trying to decide what the future will be.
Life would be so much easier if I knew what the future was going to look like.
Whether you prefer images like this in color or B&W is a matter of taste. Your preferences can be developed by what you are used to seeing in the past as well as other things. I have no idea why or what you like. I even have a hard time deciding what I prefer.
There are several factors that cause me to go one way or the other, either color or B&W. One factor is consistency. If I am showing several pictures in one post I prefer them to be consistent, either of one color hue or all in B&W. Obviously, it is easier for me to maintain consistency if I do all of them in B&W.
Another factor is that some images look best in color, and others don’t. I think the above image works in either color or B&W.
Another factor that influences me is that I don’t know what to photograph and that I will photograph almost anything. What attracts me to photograph something is often just the light and shadows. By working in B&W I have better control over the processing and if I concentrate on light and shadows in B&W, it makes less of a difference as to what the actual object is.
For those who wonder, I was experimenting with creating double exposures. Each of these is a double exposure created in the K-3 camera.
It is in the 30s (F), raining, and downright miserable this morning.
Made with the X100V, not with a true dedicated macro lens. It was heavily cropped in Lightroom and then upsized using ON1 2020.
I’m still trying to expand the envelop with just the X100V camera.