Generally I know before I start editing if a shot is going to be black and white or colour, although if I am having a moment of indecision I will process an image both ways.
This particular image has a shallow depth of field, much the stem of the dried plant is lost fading into the background. I focused on the middle of the flower so the front would be intentionally out of focus and photographed it at a downward angle.
I like the colours in this edit, it is soft yet quite saturated in places and shows some detail but I feel as if there is something missing and it is not quite complete.
The black and white version is harder with more details and prefer it yet I also like the colour.
Over to you which one do you like the best, the colour or the black and white? Let me know in the comment box below or any other comment.
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