Black & White vs Color

This was my first image Friday morning. I used HDR processing to manage the wide range of light.

This was my first image Friday morning. I used HDR processing to manage the wide range of light.

This is the B&W conversion.  In conversion I set clarity at +19, slid my reds to -33 and my yellows to -23 to hold a little of more of the sky at the horizon.

This is the B&W conversion. In conversion I set clarity at +19, slid my reds to -33 and my yellows to -23 to hold a little of more of the sky at the horizon.

I had a comment about the black and white conversions that I posted Saturday. So, I thought, what the heck. Let’s post the B&W and the color versions side by side and see what we think.  I still like the B&W better, myself.

 

When converting from the color to the B&W I did make a few adjustments in Lightroom, which I’ll note in the captions. It should be interesting to see what folks think.

The out of the camera color capture.

The out of the camera color capture.

This was my last image Friday morning. In Lightroom I added +14 clarity and increased  my blues by +31 to bring out the whites a little.

This was my last image Friday morning. In Lightroom I added +14 clarity and increased my blues by +31 to bring out the whites a little.