Last night I posted these two photos on my blog with a simple question: Which version do you prefer?
Votes from the comments (and also the few that came in via Facebook and Flickr) have been counted and verified, and the results are as follows:
Colour: 6.5 votes
Black and White: 10.5 votes
That half vote? Someone who said they preferred the black and white one now, but with a little tweaking would prefer the colour one. Now you see, I knew full well when I posted them that both versions could be improved. For what it’s worth, I prefer the colour one of this shot. And I had already toned down the colour saturation because the greens in the original shot were very bright to the point of distraction.
But here’s the reason I tried it in black and white. See this shot of the same dog:
Now how’s that for a distracting background? This time a black and white conversion’s an unquestionable improvement.
But for the first shot, I think the colour should stay. And so does the dog’s owner, which is, I guess, what really matters.
Another photography question tomorrow, I feel. This time a technical one…
Here’s a photo of a friend’s dog I took recently.
Simple question: which version do you prefer?
Answers on a postcard, please. (Postcard below.)
I’m no scientist. But the way I understand it, a year is defined as the length of time it takes ones planet (that would be Earth, in out case) to orbit its star (the Sun).
Earth kindly demonstrating its orbit.
Now, I’m not much of a dog person either. But I’m pretty certain that every dog I’ve encountered so far has been on the same planet as me.
So what’s all this nonsense about “dog years”? Just stop it.
A Dog. Dreaming about life on another planet. Maybe.
(Photo by Scott King on Flickr.)