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Join Date: May 2004
Location: A small town near Wolfsburg, Germany
2006-11-02, 00:54

Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
... i've just noticed lately that there are so many more B+W photo's out there. And most of the time they are just B+W for no reason, ...
I think, as b&w is different than our own vision, it "pops out" more, so esp. in advertisement is used to draw attention.

I normally use b&w only
- when I have a subject with high contrasts which I want to emphasise,
- when the subject is rather monochromatic anyway (as in my snow shots)
- when it fits the subject (e.g. the baskerville dog, or the following pictures)

Vault at the Maulbronn Monastery:

Remainings of castle Hohennagold:

My photos @ flickr
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