CanonVsNikon wrote in post #16405530
Whenever someone posts a B&W vs color version of same photo I always prefer the color one. It's just me.
People have different preferences, and you are not alone. I'm going to assume that you have seen very good B&W images but to no avail.
I'm somewhat on the other side, as I only shoot B&W. This is not to say, though, that I don't appreciate color photographs.
This said, the number of photographers who deftly use color as a purposeful aesthetic is limited. And I'm not simply referring to saturated shots of colorful doors or face paint, but instead, to those few who consciously use relational combinations in a distinctive or alluring style.
I'm hesitant to jump into which format is easier, because there are various angles from which to view. I think the use of color is often taken for granted; photographers let it fall into place since "color" itself should hold its own visual value.
Yet, this does not always follow, and that there are only a relatively few photographers who have actually managed to use color as an exceptional statement, or at least a complementary statement, as opposed to those who approach it as a face value aesthetic (a given). In light of this, superb photographs can, of course, be in color, but great 'color photography' appears to be a bit more elusive.