Jordanian portraits (2)
Woman, Siq al-Barid, Jordan.
Color – or monochrome – which is best???
What do you think ?!
In my first photo, Jordanian portraits (1), the results were very different in the two versions:
I liked the color version because of the characteristic bedouin scarf, that framed the man’s face. And I also liked the color in his weather-beaten face. As well as the characteristic blurred yellow-orange “desert” color of the background.
In the monochrome version you are not attracted by his eye-catching scarf, which is now more neutral framing his weather-beaten face, the face comes into focus here, which is the strength of this version.
Photo of the day:
In the color photo of the woman above, I like the color of her face for the same reason that I liked the color of the man’s face, but her black clothing is not an eye-catcher now. Now, it is only facial color, which separates the two versions, and I think both photos works equally strong.
Leanne Cole and her monochrome madness has greatly helped me to re-discover monochrome and its unique qualities.
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