This morning I went to Caspersen Beach, arriving just at sunrise. Being on Florida’s gulf coast, sunrise happens behind the beach, so when you look out on to the gulf, you tend to see the faint colors of night disappearing over the horizon. The vantage point for this photograph was almost due south with the colors of the sunrise on the left and the last of the night on the right.
The top photo in this post is my take of the scene in color. I am pleased with it, but it seems so much like the thousands of other sunrise scenes I see on Facebook, so … I decided to rework the scene into a black and white, the results of which are below.
In color photography, the color, all by itself, can be the subject, whereas in B&W photography it is essential that the scene have some structure to it; leading lines, varying textures, dynamic lighting, etc. I believe this scene has sufficient structure and dynamic range to make a B&W interpretation successful. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Which do you prefer?
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