Color vs Monochrom

So I finally decided to do the test… I started walking around with the M9 again. See if India really needed the color. I had to see for myself. The pictures I show here are taken with the M9 and afterwards converted with Silver Effex Pro. There are a few (see comments) that I actually took the time to switch and use both monochrom and the M9.

I think it’s fair to say, I really have fallen in love with the Monochrom. Keep in mind that my way of looking at things changed in the past weeks as well. Everything I look at, in my head is converted to B&W, therefor, maybe I don’t see the color contrast anymore. Although I think the lady in yellow, turned towards the blue doors, a high school color contrast, works better and more dramatic in B&W. I didn’t expect that to be honest.

The only picture, according to me, that really needs the color is the one of the women in red. The one with the fire also does better with the fire actually being orange/ yellow. And the man near the fence I actually like more in color as well. The lady in blue on the white chair is a tie, if you ask me… situation changed, so it’s hard to judge.

All in all, I guess I’ll be switching between the Monochrom and the M9 a little bit more. Especially now I’m in Varanasi, witch they say is, the capital of color. Of course just to keep my mind sharp on color as well as B&W and second of all, just because color does have it’s charm as well. Still, the sharpness of the Monochrom, the high ISO that makes it possible to shoot at night as well, the drama of B&W… I really like the Monochrom. I wonder if the M will give me these possibilities in the future…

PS looking back at this post a couple of times, I guess Black & White really is just my thing ;-)

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Picture above, shot with the Monochrom

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Picture above, shot with the Monochrom

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