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    I do like landscape photography in B&W obviously, is there something else besides monochrome?


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    I prefer B&W landscape because of the interpretation that it allows. Robert Hall summed it up in an earlier post, with the word "expressiveness".

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    I do both, because both have their place.

    I prefer B&W when I mean to show light and textures as here, and colour when that is an integral part of the scene like this.

    One is not "better" than the other, they are both good for very different reasons.
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    I usually think I prefer black and white as that is what I usually use and all that I print myself. However, every time I get a roll of Velvia back from the lab, I think that I prefer colour and that I should try to print Ilforchrome. My thoughts soon drift back to black and white though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naturephoto1
    As one of the mainstay and oldest forms of art, do you like Landscape Photography. If you do, do you prefer color, B&W, or both?

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    So may we presume that this informal poll will benefit the APUG community?
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    Experimenting and expressing myself creatively started with color. Putting colored acrylics on panels and canvas. When I see a painting in my head theres vibrant colors, how people interact with the world they exist in, more often than not the subject is a woman, but thats just my own biase. But how this woman interacts with the world seems natural to express in color. There interaction in placing colors together, or overlapping, or blending, or clashing. It seems to communicate what is in my head.

    Naturally I experimented with color when I started photography because of my great interest in it with painting. I honestly felt cliche whenever I would get my slides back. I felt no connection with seeing and interpretting the world I observed so literally through color film. I already see vibrant colors when I look around, there wasnt an inherent challenge to somewhat change the way I saw things. That challenge seemed apparent with B&W. It forced me to see the world differently. It was no longer about just capturing an instant and duplicating it, but expressing. Thats what draws me to most things, the challenge to learn a new way of seeing things, or learning a new way of experiencing. I never felt that with color photography, but felt it immediately with black and white.
    Interestingly enough, I feel a slight connection to painting when I do Gum Layers over palladium prints. That sense of color and its expressiveness being combined with my fascination with monotone imagery.

    Now whether or not its in the landscape category or not Im not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donbga
    So may we presume that this informal poll will benefit the APUG community?
    Hi Don,

    I hadn't really considered this a poll, informal or not. I was trying to get people to participate and say something about their likes. This has been a major area of art and photography is no exception. We see landscape images everywhere, we discuss landscape images and photographers in our own threads. We even display them in our own APUG Gallery.

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    As far as landscapes go, I have equal affections for both b&w and color. I prefer color when color is the subject. The amazing skies at sunrise and sunset, the warm light that seems to make the land glow, lush green forests & valleys, autumn leaves; none of these would have the same impact in b&w. When color is not my subject, I prefer black and white.

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    Some one associated with photography (can't remember who just now) once remarked that the subject of a color photograph is the color itself. This was a polite way of saying that color often gets in the way. This why I shoot mostly B&W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Koch
    Some one associated with photography (can't remember who just now) once remarked that the subject of a color photograph is the color itself. This was a polite way of saying that color often gets in the way. This why I shoot mostly B&W.
    or conversely, it's actually much harder to do well and there are few photographers able to do this successfully

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