Photo of the week
Paris is a city rich in history, but it is also a modern 21st century city that has something for all the senses. As such there are some aspects of it better captured in colour.
With today’s digital cameras it is simple to decide whether a photograph is colour or monochrome after it has been captured. Having said that, it is still very important to pre-visualise how you want to capture the photograph because colour is one element that will either add or detract from the final photograph. Having a clear idea at capture will allow you to focus on the other elements of the scene to compose a visually stronger photograph.
For me the photographs above were well served in colour to capture the full expression of the scene. Stained glass windows for example lose some of their beauty without their colour, and the piece of art with the silver ball and colour tiles would change what it’s saying by being in black and white. I encourage you to go out and take photographs deliberately including or excluding colour and see how that effects your photography.