Black and White

Black and White Hastings BeachHere are two photos, one of Hastings Beach and the other of Hastings Old Town, both processed in black and white. The hazy weather had made the colour versions of these images look a bit flat. Converting them to black and white has, I think, helped to improve upon the original image. Why do black and white images sometimes work better than colour ones?

I think it is because the simplified colour scheme helps to make the image easier to process visually. It also subtlety increases the contrast between the light and shade. We always see in colour, so a black and white image can make us pause and look closely at it. That’s my opinion what it is worth. For someone else’s read this interesting article.

Both of these photos can be viewed full size on my Flickr page by clicking on them.

Black and White Hastings Old Town