The difference between color and B&W photography is this: in black & white you suggest; in color you state.

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    ~Patrick Summerfield

    Monochromatic Month is almost over! Only 2 more days left! There's still time to join the colorless fun! :)

    Tip: Though I always have a pretty good idea when I'm shooting specifically for B&W (and plan accordingly with settings, light, etc), every now and then I'll begin processing a shot in Lightroom for black & white only to be surprised that it also has strong potential for working well in color (as mentioned in previous MM tips--you should always shoot in color and RAW format, then convert to monochrome). With that in mind, I found these shots appealing in both formats, so I've included the color version below for discussion and comparison. :)

    Happy Thursday! Thank you all for your continued feedback & support!

    Canon 5D Mark II
    Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L
    Aperture: f/21.0
    Focal Length: 24mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Lighting: Ambient
    Polarizer/Filter: B+W MRC
    Exposure: 1/200
    RAW File Processing: Lightroom 3

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    1. seeheathersnap 36 months ago | reply

      love this in black and white. awesome contrast.

    2. Natalia Gustafson [Ljus] 36 months ago | reply

      The contrast and the depth is so amazing...

    3. matt estrada [deleted] 36 months ago | reply

      very cool shot - really like the detail on the wall

    4. ⊰s ⊱ [deleted] 36 months ago | reply

      really nice capture.There is such a difference in the mood between black and white and the color image.I really love both!

    5. Terry Cheng Photography 36 months ago | reply

      Beautiful long shadows and light. Wonderful perspective and tones!

    6. vanessawoz 36 months ago | reply

      this monochrome set is awesome!

    7. ng.kelven 36 months ago | reply

      Powerful details and that sky! Great contrast added with the black and white, it really brings out the details in the entire frame

    8. d_rod 36 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous suggestion of golden glows of lighting.

    9. DodogoeSLR 36 months ago | reply

      dude.. nice, that's all i've got.

    10. Mark Bonica 35 months ago | reply

      the clouds really add to the comp

    11. Hedi-Alana 35 months ago | reply

      Fantastic lighting!!!

    12. Aquarius 18( Laptop break down again ):) 34 months ago | reply

      love the shadow and fantastic chnges too.

    13. Kartik J 34 months ago | reply

      So amazing!

    14. Kim Crowder 32 months ago | reply

      I really love the composition of this and HELLO, Mr. Sun!

    15. Charo Fuertes 26 months ago | reply

      wow awesome work!

    16. 17 months ago | reply

      Sun and shadOws .... sO cOOl

    17. Shruti B. 12 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot..

    18. baker_adam941 6 months ago | reply

      Hey Steven Brisson, just a quick note- I am interested in licensing this photo with a few others. Please contact me via for details. Regards, Adam Baker

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