Monday, August 5, 2013

Windham Court House


You choose.  Black and white?  


Or color?

I nearly always prefer color, but the black and white version has good clarity
and contrast and is pretty nice, too.  Then again, the original color
version looks like a 1930s postcard.

Windham is half an hour east of Hartford.  Same place as last week's frog bridge.

25 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

In this case I prefer black and white. ;)

Andy said...

I always prefer colour over B&W. Black and white photography is like listening to recorded music in mono. That's just my personal opinion.

Tojav said...

An interesting building. It looks nice and in color, and black and white.

Malyss said...

B&W gives me a kind od scary feeling.. Remember Hitchcock's "Psycho"?..

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Definitely black and white.

Tanya Breese said...

ohhh tough one, but i love the color version!

Kate said...

B&W can be very tricky; best of there is good contrast. I like B&W you posted.

Sharon said...

This is a tough choice. I'm always a color lover but that B & W version is very striking.

Lowell said...

Gotta be color. The character of the place is determined in large part by the color of the stone and brick.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well, well Jack, its not often we see a B&W here, I like it very much but I'm going with the colour this time, that brickwork is a fabulous hue :)

Luis Gomez said...

Both of them really beautiful Jack!

Sylvia K said...

I love the color, but have to admit the B&W is really striking! Great shots for the day! Hope your week is off to a great start, Jack! Enjoy!

VP said...

You know this kind of question is wasted on me... Color forever!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sharon has a photo today from a 1950's federal courthouse in Phoenix. Your courthouse has a lot more style and character.

Karl Demetz said...

I see the world in color, but in this case I prefer the black and white version, perhaps because the house looks older :)

RedPat said...

I always go for the colour - especially with great brickwork like that, Jack!

cieldequimper said...

In this case, black and white. I like the XXth century.

Nita Davis said...

Difficult choice, I really like them both. I guess it would depend on what I wanted to use the photo for, as to which I would prefer. To frame and display it would be the b/w, but if I was adding it to a book on beautiful old buildings I would go with the color.

Kay said...

The colors are beautiful but I'm in the B&W camp on this one. I like the crispness and contrast you've gotten with light, shadow, and the traditional lines of the building. B&W is a nice reminder of light and tone from time to time.

LOLfromPasa said...

I vote for color or even ' colour' :). Impressive building.

Mo said...

Colour

William Kendall said...

The black and white works best.

It's an imposing building!

Randy said...

I will have to go with the b&w.

Bob Crowe said...

B&W, by a wide margin. It is crisp, dramatic and emphasizes the architecture. You are right - the color is a bit off in the second one, like an old color postcard. It detracts from the subject.

Cezar and Léia said...

You are always talented with your camera, both images are spectacular!B&W gave me a sensation of some movie scenery, I like a lot!
Léia