Side by side

If I’d thought it through, I would have done it in my yesterday’s post already: a side-by-side comparison of black&white vs. original photos. Not giving up on the green that easily.

Once more, with feeling, I mean colours. There are some interesting points to it. Original photos have not been touched at all, apart from resizing, except one has been cropped. I know – no real photographer would ever post these. It’s like posting nudes. Pha! Luckily I’m not one of them.

I’m taking too many photos though. Every time I’m carrying my camera, I’m going to carry this sentiment too:

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.
—Native American proverb (quotation reblogged from Zouxzoux)

In the meantime, in the make-believe land where the rich and the powerful used to get away with everything while giving each other Oscars, dominoes are falling, one by one. The election of Trump was just the pus coming out, the core was rotten yet, for decades, and fed to the entire world. Quick, have a look at your favourite film, before something is revealed to leave a really bad taste. I’d go and watch “Usual Suspects” but I’m too late.

Half of the captions are yesterday’s (since I don’t know how to post a photo twice with different captions without uploading it twice).  Click on a photo to view it in full in the gallery.

The lake is truly astonishing, how plain the coloured photo is in comparison! Some others are better in colour, in my opinion, for example the hoop, while for some it makes not much difference. All in all, a good exercise.

Photo: © signature mmm

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. Leya says:

    Just have to love all those trees, Manja! Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you, Leya. Yes, they make good models. 🙂

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  2. I couldn’t give up the green too😍

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    1. Thank you, Susan, I’m glad you understand. 🙂

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  3. I didn’t realise until now that that laundry is hanging out of the train station’s window!! Only in Italy! 💜💜

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    1. Hehe, indeed. Amore found an article a while ago that several Italian railway stations let you live there for free, in exchange of maintenance. Interested? 😉

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      1. Sounds good! Are they still giving away castles? Maybe I’d rather take a castle but both would be ok 😂

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      2. Bahahh, I say, disloyal competition. But imagine the heating costs comparison…

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  4. joey says:

    Very nice how you chose the circle gallery for this piece 🙂

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    1. Hehe, thanks, Joey. 🙂 I tried them all and wasn’t pleased until the circles came up.

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  5. I too take too many photos and I think I am going to borrow your new saying and see if it works for me. I needed this post. Nice one 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen, and welcome to my blog. We tend to find things just when we need them… Good luck to us both.

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  6. Joanne Sisco says:

    Give me colour any day … I say as I sit here dressed entirely in b&W 🙄

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    1. Hehe, Joanne, isn’t that just so. I’m in dark blue and grey. 😀 Maybe that’s why we search for colours so much… (but half of my wardrobe is green, I took a closet photo just recently, will show one day).

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      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        My closet is transitioning to winter clothing and everything is black. I just don’t understand the use of colour by the fashion industry.
        Winter in Canada means shades of black. Everywhere you go, everyone is dressed in black, grey, or dark blue. If ever there was a time that needs colour, it’s winter … and yet, just try to buy it anywhere.

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      2. It’s as if you were describing Italian cars: either they are white, black or any shade of grey. If it’s red, the owner is either loaded or psycho. 😀

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      3. Joanne Sisco says:

        hahaha! I like that description – loaded or psycho 😀

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  7. Manja, what wonderful photos… …and what a great feeling to see them in b/w and color. Unbelievable how different they appear. Great work.

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    1. Thank you truly, Markus. 🙂 It’s as if by turning them into b&w, you exist a world that only barely exists.

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  8. pierrmorgan says:

    These are wonderful! Love seeing them side by side. I do like green…

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    1. Thank you, Pierr, and welcome to my blog! 🙂

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    Puss – you got it. To me, very few shots can beat a dramatic B&W.

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    1. Thanks, Jan. Yes, I guess this seems the prevalent opinion in the photo world. I know! I’ll start the green&white trend. 😀

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  10. fkasara says:

    Oh wow! I love these photos and the choice of the circle gallery!!! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Sara. 🙂 I felt something different is required and played around until it sat just right.

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  11. Anita says:

    For sure it can make a huge difference if you chose color or b/w. I really like the rounded tree, it`s beautiful in color and also without.

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    1. Thank you, Anita. I’m glad you had a look. 🙂

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