I prefer the colored one, though the b&w is also great!
Probably the picture wouldn't work this way if there were no clouds at all?! I like the contrast between the perfect lines of the building and asymmetric clouds :-)
I love this in color - it seems as though there is more dimension to it. The black and white version is also nice, although it has a completely different feel to it.
Hmm, great! Really interesting look make me to comment. I prefer this colour one - the steel blue passing to dark sky blue...perfect. Black and white is also impressive, but in this one is cooling sensation.
I think I very slightly prefer the color - the warm tones reflected in the base of the building give it a different feel (livelier?) than the black and white (which feels deeper).
I am no expert, but the colour looks amazing!
I would go for the color version
Color, definitely. It adds depth, in my opinion.
Both are beautiful (you propably already know that)
But for me the color version is more vibrant, I can almost feel the metal of the panels.
But it's just my point of view.
P.S. It's always a pleasure every morning to discover your perspective on the world around you, so thanks for that.
They're both good! I have a personal preference to color but the b&w provides a stronger image.
Really a great picture. I like the colors and the lines.
Looks a little bit like a painting.
Colour!!! colour is amazing. A stunning photograph, well presented.
Where can I start? It all flows together so well--the shapes, the tones, the sky, the clouds, it all works.
On another note. I love the architectual design. The walls look like they are made of stacked metalic brick work--a great touch to the esthetic pleasingness of the building--very classic, yet modern.
I do much prefer color one, gives much sense of 3D.
I prefer the color one at all!
Exceptional image! Works best in colour imho.
Wow - this is fantastic photo! The lines and curves together with pattern are fantastic! Color version is far better than B/W because of color transition from warm to dark blue! That is missing in b/w version.
This is simply amazing photo!
Absolutely color! :-)
I like version in colours better.
I must say I prefer the colour version. The silver building works so well with the blue and white sky
I'm switching between colour and BW... I'm doubting... maybe the colour ?
Truly superb phot and definitely colour. I adore how the glossy brown near the bottom left flows into the blue monochrome.
The colored version is better.
Absolutely love it... And I prefer the color version, but maybe that's because I saw it before the B&W!
For once I think colours wins over B&W here. You have a really interesting range/shades of blue in the shot.
The beauty of titanium is its simultaneuously diffuse and vivid reflections... the colour shot make the most of the material, for sure. The play of warm and cool colours just has a richness that B&W misses.
the b&w one is cool, although a little sinister. i like the colour version better, but maybe it's just because of my great mood today ;)
Another great photo. The gradual change in tones and colour is really nice. I prefer the colour version slightly more then the b&w; but it's a very close call.
Colours! It look like the Guggenheim museum, I think...
I love black & white, prefer it, usually, but your blues & browns win out here!
I think somehow I like the B&W more. It contains a lot of "colours" in itself already.
Both are very strong images, and the tones are beautiful in both. The B/W might just shade it - I'd love to see it in a huge print.
I think both are grate, but I would lean toward the one in color I think there is a little more depth to it.
Go with the colour. Gorgeous.
b+w for sure...the shadows are amazing.
I was about to say "color", but seeing the black and white version made me change my mind instantly. Beautiful shot, the composition is beautiful and the delicate gradients to die for!
These colors and shading create a really eerie effect that I like, but the ominous black and white is much more striking and powerful.
stick with colour! Awesome shot.
Colour for me. Being a person of meteorological background, I like how the building takes on the colour of the sky.
Another of many great photo's!
WOW...a masterpiece of light and form and shade and shape and WOW :)
Wow, how "Get Smart".
The black and white one certainly emphasizes and makes the sky dramatic, but the colour one keeps the attention on the structure.
Normally I prefer b&w but in this case, the blue and bronze really bring something extra to this shot.
I think both are great but I prefer the colour picture (odd - I had assumed I would prefer the black and white)
beautiful lines you've captured wonderfully!! I favor the colour, however, both are breathtakingly beautiful.
Definately B&W!! maybe because I'm fan of B&W photos, but the sky is so dramatic in B&W. I love it! and Frank Gehry :P
I think color version is better =)
I like the full colour version. The blues and yellows set off the curves and angles nicely! Beautiful shot.
Coluor! Makes it more silky to look at.
Both colour and b&w are wonderful, but I love the blues in the colour version.
Colour, because I love the shades of blue.
color. in the black and white you can't appreciate the warmer foreground.
The B/W is very dramatic and intense.
But I like colour version with the different hues of blue and gray.
Good on you Sam. Don't Stop.
Color over black and white on this one.
Without any doubt for me the color version...Harmony i great and colors bump the good feeling this picture gives.
Very nice job..as usual ;)
I prefer colors even if B&W is great too.
It's a fantastic shot to begin with, and I'm sure it's an oft-photographed building. Once again, Sam-Vision has produced a unique and striking image!
I prefer the colour. Perhaps it's my mood today. The BW brings out the shapes, but it also makes it much more abstract. As for my mood, it likes the warmth of the colour in the wall in the bottom-left which brings the photo together. If find that the colour version brings out the subtlety of the (morning?) light better... on the other hand, you upped the contrast in the BW version... hmm... now you're making me second guess myself. They're both fantastic!
I like the photo better in color, because the building has a warm color in the front and the back ground is cold. Also the blue on the top of the building is almost the same as the blue of the sky. You don't she that on the black and white photo.
Awesome shot. Great tones and shapes. I think I like the colour one but i see why its hard for you to decide.
wow, nice point of view, the colors are great... that's an great example of when Gehry's architecture really sings!
That is a sick shot. Seriously. I prefer the blue.
Definitely black and white. The color is lovely, but the black and white definitely has a mood to it.
These are breath-taking eather way.
But, in my opinion, the blue makes it more intense!
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This is an amazing shot, colour, angle, texture etc. just perfect. Well done Sam. BTY, both B/W and colours looks fabulous.
Great shot. I pick the colour version. The black and white would be nice if the shadows werent so dark, I feel that without the colour is doesn't have enough interest. Also would you mind posting a post process for this. Might I also add that, among many things, you are the master of usm. Take care.
this is amassing, i like the color, the sky comes in the building!.
Colour! Ah, the soft brown hues...
Wonderful work. Congrats!
I have to go with color, especially as the building changes from blue to gold.
Wonderful shot. I love the warm tones on the bottom of the building and then it cools off to the top. The composition is perfect with all the lines and angles. Very nice.
I like the color, but they are both so beautiful! I've never seen the sky so blue in LA. Love your work!
Definitely the color version for me. That hint of warm colors in the bottom of the building are what make the image.
I really like the subtle tones in the colour shot. My vote is colour.
I like the colour one... the suggestion of the sunset, and the gradual transition to the sky colours works well for me...
I like the color one more, the blue is just beautiful as it reflects in the steel.
Color, definitely. the B&W is nice, but the yellow part in the colored photo at the bottom left really makes the colored version better.
Color. The colors are subtle enough that they do not distract from the forms; instead, they enhance the image.
Black and White. The colors are nice, but it's rare to find such subtle but distinct tones in black and white. I'm definitely all about it for this particular shot.
Definitely the colour version is superior for sooo
many reasons. Fo0r expample, there is much more emotion in the colour version while a lot of detail is lost in the b&w picture.
I had a hard time making up my mind, cause they are both very interesting and very different. My final choice: colour. Thanks for all the incredible pictures you post.
Color of course...
I like the way curves in sky matches the form of the building.
Of course colour! Beautiful shot by the way.
This is one of my favourite works of Frank Gehry and you have captured it as monumental as it is.
i agree with color; it's nearly monochromatic enough to work but provides more depth and interest than the b&w.
Testing? Testing? 3rd time submitting a comment only for it to "disappear", not sure what the issue is.
Color please, I said more but getting tired of repeating myself.
since you asked, i'd say colour. Why? Because that's what it actually looks like
I thought colour with those lovely shades of blue, but the black and white is striking as well. Very close, but I'll go with colour.
haha, i guess it's gotta be colour ^^
They are both amazing, but I'd have to go with the colour one!
The form reminds me of Italian Futurism specifically Unique Forms of Continuity by Umberto Boccioni.
About B/W vs. colour they are both beautiful.
I have a question. Do you always use Canon lenses?
I prefer the colour one.
B&W for me, but looks like color already won out.
where's the shooting info?
This reminds me of the ROM Crystal - Daniel Libeskind meets Salvador Dalí, maybe?
Anyways, great shot. As the majority of people have said here, it does seem to look better in colour. Any other shots of this building?
I love the colour version... the blues are incredibly rich; it's an amazing composition! :)
i'm feeling the colour one! i love it!
Beautiful tones and thoughtful composition. Great photograph!
The colors are wonderful, I would keep it blue ... A very very nice shot.
colour, for sure!! beautiful!
my choice was the colour version until saw the b&w.
I would say b&w, although I think the sky needs to show more details on that version.
p.s. guess I am the only one who voted for b&w.
I like them both. To me the Black&White adds mystery, The Color one is stunning.
I prefer the colour version. I like the added element of contrast between cooler and warmer colours.
Beautiful pic. Although I'm definitely a fan of black & white, in this case, colour works much better. I have never commented before. Just want to let you know I love your work and check it on a regular basis.
Definatly the colour photo since there are both warm and cool colours mixed in together on this...makes it look way better than in black and white. Love the lines of the building as well, they go very well with the clouds in the background...one of my Favorites so far!
BLACK AND WHITE!!!!!when I saw the colour picture I thought it was just okay but when I saw the black and white it took my breath away, colour is the way you see it with your eyes anyways but to see it in black and white takes it to another world it;s kinda dark I love it!
Prefer colour - the subtle tones like the green/yellow in the large, bottom panel are fantastic and obviously lost in b&w. Beautiful by the way.
As much as i love black and white, Color wins out for this image.
This color one is incredible. The reflectivity and light off the steel is amazing. The clouds above are so soft and organic. Colors in this shot are perfect. Amazing work!
The color image is delicious and sexy. I would go with that. It has a svelte sensuality and reminds me of a lovely woman.
Amazing shot! And I share your indecisiveness. Both versions are great. I really want to say I prefer the b&w, but because of the simplicity of the colours, and them being complimentary, I think I'll side with the colour version. It's so rare to find such a nice, well balanced colour image that isn't full of complicated and over-saturated colours.
the colour one is beautiful, really nice gradients and a beautiful capture/building
Of course B/W!
Although Gehry's buildings look great from everywhere.
the colored version is siply fantastic!
Great shot, in either mono or colour - personally I prefer the colour, you get a better sense of the delicate range of the tones. Love this, brilliant work.
all pics from all sides and with all colors from this artistic building is great...bleave me!