ISO-160, f/4.5, Exposure 1/320 sec, Time: 9:37 am
Travel pictures don’t always have to be in full color. Sometimes black & white images can help convey an emotion or atmosphere for a particular image.
This image was converted from color to b&w in Photoshop.
One of my favorite features of digital photography is flexibility. With a good digital image and editing software, you can alter, manipulate and morph it into a nearly endless array of looks.
Converting color images to B&W is one of the most common techniques used, and also one of the most discussed. Many photographers feel that really good B&W images can only be captured using film. They argue that removing the color from a digital image is not the same. Others say that the result is the same. While, I’m not sure that the topic will ever be resolved, the fact is digital photography offers a choice.
To help illustrate how digital photography can be altered, I’ve taken one of my images and sliced it into three panels; Color, B&W and Desaturated. With this side-by-side comparison, you can see how the same image can be presented in a number of ways. I really can’t see a huge difference between B&W and Desaturated, but chose B&W when I printed this image.