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Color vs Black and White | by Michael Paul Smith
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Color vs Black and White

When I was about to post this photo I couldn't decide which image had the greatest emotional impact; the color or the black and white. Placing them side by side on my screen, it became clear each version had it's own psychological punch.

Immediately, for myself, the color presented the past the way it was and the black and white was how we remembered it.

But not having been around during that time period, both were really my interpretation of that bygone era.

This becomes a discussion of; What is ART? What is perception? And everything in between.

I would enjoy hearing everyone's opinion on this!

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Taken on November 14, 2011