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Jordanian portraits (1) – Monochrome

May 25, 2015

1 bw px

Bedouin, Siq al-Barid.

April 2015.

Black & White. I would be happy to hear your opinion: Which portrait is best? Color or Black & White?

This is my contribution to Leanne Cole‘s Monochrome Madness.

A few weeks ago I traveled in Jordan.

A peaceful and incredibly interesting country with a long history and civilization, which was a highly developed society with large cities and advanced buildings  at the time, when we in Northern Europe still lived in primitive huts ……
In the time ahead you can see some of my impressions of the country.
I begin with a series of portraits of Jordanians, I have met.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2015 9:10 pm

    This is an amazing portrait- shows a face with lots of character.

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  2. May 26, 2015 12:46 am

    Hey Truels… thanks for posting both… I love to see what b/w brings to and image. I like the drama in the b/w although the color rings true to what was experienced when there.

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    • May 31, 2015 9:04 pm

      I agree with you – both versions have their strong sides. How do you like “my woman” in today’s post?


  3. May 26, 2015 6:00 am

    Jeg synes bedst om s/h fotoet. Farverne er ikke væsentlige i dette billede, så væk med dem.

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    • May 31, 2015 9:08 pm

      Der er en styrke i sort-hvidt, ansigtet kommer mere i uforstyrret i fokus. Men trods dette synes jeg også, at farve versionens karakteristiske røde tørklæde indrammer ansigtet på en fin måde….

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  4. marysmirror permalink
    May 26, 2015 8:52 am

    I prefer the black and white one… The colored is nice also but with monochrome you rather focus on the facial expression than on the coloring… Portraits in monochrome always seem deeper… I love this one… It is really awesome!

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  5. May 26, 2015 7:31 pm

    a wonderful portrait!! Such stories!! I love it in monochrome!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. May 27, 2015 4:44 pm

    I like this shot good job

    Liked by 1 person

  7. May 29, 2015 8:45 pm

    Nice photo Truels, I like the black and white! I think it conveys more character and emotion. It has a timeless effect.



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