Comments: Patio Season

definitely bw !
I don't care for the pink plates and the color of the tables.

Posted by PiXillY (Bodo Schaefer) at May 6, 2013 03:01 AM


Posted by ant at May 6, 2013 04:06 AM

i LOVE grey food !!!

Posted by samfan at May 6, 2013 05:53 AM

great shot! I really Like the BW version.

Posted by Farsad at May 6, 2013 06:05 AM

black-and-white is likely intended to convey the joy of
spring and sun and food and beeing together.

Posted by adele at May 6, 2013 06:05 AM

colour... otherwise I wouldn't have know how cool the blue bricks look on that patio

Posted by rob at May 6, 2013 08:20 AM

B&W for me.
It would be interesting to understand what are the common technical parameters (apart from individual preference) that go into this decision.

Posted by Shub at May 6, 2013 08:20 AM

Colour. The pinks and greens and blues convey Spring to me.

Thanks for the Feedly recommendation. I was starting to panic over losing Google Reader.

Posted by Jain at May 6, 2013 08:23 AM

For me, it's B/W all the way. The colors are strong but I find that they add little more than a distraction. What's wonderful here is the unusual angle, not the mishmash of neon plates and bright shirts.


Posted by phil at May 6, 2013 08:29 AM

Colour for sure! It is spring :)

Posted by Zaid at May 6, 2013 09:12 AM

I saw the BW one and thought - what a GREAT photo! Then I scrolled down and saw the POP of colour jump out at me from the screen!! Well done, Sam!

Instead of choosing BW or colour, I vote that Sam not retire! LOL

Posted by Nelson at May 6, 2013 09:57 AM

Both are great.

Posted by ugur gundogmus at May 6, 2013 11:09 AM

Color! It's beautiful!

Posted by N at May 6, 2013 11:27 AM


Posted by lulufar at May 6, 2013 04:21 PM

I think the colour one is more appropriate for the "Spring" theme....but both shots are beautiful!

Posted by Sam at May 6, 2013 05:30 PM

Colour! It's a plastic picnic!

Posted by paul at May 6, 2013 06:47 PM

I vote for the color. The black and white shot tends to smooth out the differences between the elements resulting in a unified feeling. In the color photo, there's a massive contrast between the plates and clothing, suggesting individuals coming together for a meal instead of a unified group. I do find the blue bricks in the border distracting however.

Posted by Peter of the Norse at May 6, 2013 11:58 PM

B&W. There's too much going on in the colour, fighting for your attention.

Thanks for the tip on Feedly

Posted by patrick dinneen at May 7, 2013 08:35 AM

B&W. I find the green & pink plates distracting and the tomato jumps out in colour; the black and white allows the composition to hang together better.

Posted by Chris at May 7, 2013 09:57 AM


Posted by afra at May 8, 2013 05:19 PM

my opinion :
it depends on ....
b+w concentrates to the centre (the togetherness).
color is more open, more alive, younger, more carefree.
hard choice, really.
it depends on what YOU want to convey...
YOU are the artist!
YOU are the "captain in command"!
and that is a lonesome job. allways in life!
but it pays off...
thank you for asking, Sam.

Posted by barbara at May 10, 2013 02:05 PM
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