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

~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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Taken on April 3, 2011