Sunday B & W: Windows

For Paula’s Black & White Sunday, where we are invited to share both the color and the b & w:

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#1: The man with the hat stands out more in the B & W 
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#2: Lady Walking and in sync with legs from in windows. I thought about cropping the “S” and “euro” out, but feel it adds something? What do you think?
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#3: Lady at table is seen more in the color version, but the green umbrella is a little much in the color version.  The first time we heard of this place – it was on the news – had just opened – and someone had an accident and a van drove right through this window.

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AUTHOR UPDATE (1-22-2016): I forgot to add that this next two photos (with the girl smiling and the bean bags in window) are the windows from the store that the Harvey family used to own – called WORLD OF MIRTH – they were the family that was taken from this world at the hands of Ricky Gray (post is here). The above photo with the man in the hat is the full show of this store front.   The smiling girl grabbed my attention because the Harvey Family had two daughters that were tragically and senselessly killed – and when I saw this photo being taken – I realized the Harvey Family store continues to thrive in the community and it must bring lots of children smiles with the colorful window displays…. still sad though.

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This one s linked to T’s weekly smile # 55

And the next two are for Dawn’s Lingering Look at Windows: January 2017

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Ok- that is for Sunday – hope you have a great rest of your Sunday and see you tomorrow for DAY 50 of the 365 Days of art…..

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28 thoughts on “Sunday B & W: Windows

  1. (EN) Without that “S” the picture(n2)” doesn’t sound”, there is too much symmetry without it and symmetry sometimes means a static scene. Love all the pictures. Thanks for sharing😊
    (IT) Senza quella “S”l’ immagine(n2) “non suona”, c’è troppa simmetria e la simmetria a volte significa una scena statica. Mi piacciono tutte le immagini.Grazie per la condivisione😊

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    1. thanks – and I forgot to mention that the smile photo was the store that the Harvey Family owned – not sure if you followed the story – and it is sad – so no worries if not – but I just added the update.
      and side note – your seeds will be in the way this week!!
      🙂
      hugs

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  2. I am probably in the minority, but I almost always prefer black and white to color. I think color often upsets the balance of the composition – unless, of course, you are able to “stage the set.” The camera captures what’s there to BE captured. In real time, the eye edits.

    btw- I vote for the S too – the picture is “off” somehow when I cover up that window.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
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    1. Hi – thanks for your comment – and glad I left the S in….
      but I did have aversion with it out and ut changes the vibe completely…
      also – that is a pretty big statement to almost always prefer b & w – whew – I think it really depends on so many factors, but good that you know what you prefer – and you have a good point about how the eye makes edits in real time….
      have a nice week mgh 🙂

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      1. Well maybe that is a BIT of a hyperbole – lol – paintings photographed in b/w would lose much, of course. sunsets, sunrises, many family photos, art where color IS what they play with – etc. – but, for me, there’s nothing like the drama brought by b/w.

        You have a nice week too!
        xx,
        mgh

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      2. got it….
        and it was a good point about the sunset and paintings and all – and after I read it I thought “how nice that she came back to add that” – so it was fun to chat – and we all learn so much from each other and there is much value in chiming in with opinions and views – ya know – it’s how we share – but also pay it forward – 🙂

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  3. Sometimes black and white photos just become much more atmospheric and tell the story better and I think yours work so well here! The ladies at the table has a certain poignancy, I can’t help but start to wonder what they are talking about so intently and create a scenario in my mind. Thank you for sharing! 😀

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    1. well thanks so much for your comment.
      and would you believe I was actually going for the green umbrealls – to show my son – because we were all watching the news the day the van drove into these windows – and we were across the street the next day. the umbrellas were a bit more lime back then (they have only been a open a short while)
      anyhow, when i got home I saw the lady’s hands open and you are so right – they are talking intently.
      her fingers also seemed to be in sync with the lines of the trees…

      🙂

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  4. I am pretty keen on color but agree that green umbrella is a bit overwhelming in the color version. Definitely with you on leaving the lettering in. Really adds interest I think.

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