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By Andrew Newlun
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Pic of the Day

Black & White vs. Color

When is it appropriate to use black and white? A lot of people don't know the answer to this question. Often times black and white is used incorrectly to compensate for bad lighting or white balance. It is even used to make photos have that "timeless" look. 

My philosophy on black and white is that it should be used when the contents are more valuable than the color. In other words, when the color in your photo does not add any value to the photo then it shouldn't be there. Black and white photography forces the eye to appreciate the texture and content of the photo. 

But art is subjective right? In my opinion, the texture and contents in today's Pic of the Day needed no color. I think the color distracts from the grandeur of the scene. But what do you think. What is the better photo to you? Color or B&W?

Funny how the same photo can be so drastically different isn't it? This is why black and white should only be used when necessary.

Hope you Enjoy :)

Captured with the Nikon D7000 and the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens

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