This is a post for my client who is ordering a 20×24″ professional print, but she wants to see the image in both Color and BxW. I thought it may be interesting to post, so you can look for yourself…and weigh in, if you’d like!
Here is a side-by-side comparison.
I have a favorite. Do you?
Here are the images in a larger size if you need to see more details…
I think the decision comes down to what you want to notice more.
**Read my thoughts below AFTER you’ve formed your opinion, so I don’t sway you!**
With the color image, I notice the window and the surroundings, and it makes me wonder where they are. I love the color processing and I notice a lot of details in the image.
With the monochromatic version, my eyes go straight to the kids’ faces, and it makes me wonder what is making them smile so wide. (Their parents were doing something funny!) You do lose a bit of detail, like you don’t notice how the boy has one foot on his other leg as much as in the color version; however, you also don’t get distracted by the window and the reflection within it.
So what is your favorite?