Typical response from a pompous individual who believes their opinion is more important than all others. You stand in defense of the black and white images as art but denounce the colorized version as sin because you don't like it! An opinion you hold true until you are challenged on it. Then you run and hide from the debate not once but twice! Hope your Webster's dictionary is large so you can continue to hide behind it!
Wow check out the personal attack NICE. The sure cure for ignorance is knowledge. Thats not pompous or anything else but a fact.
To be able to make successful photographs in B&W you need to see differently than to be able to make successful photographs in color. The visual elements that make a good B&W photograph are usually much different form the ones that make a good color photograph. Thats not just my opinion but you would have to read the words of Adams, Michael Johnson, Edward Weston, Cartier Bresson and history to understand that. Adams made color work but because his vision and the way he saw an image in his minds eye was in B&W and therefor his serious work and best work is B&W.
And you need to refine your reading ability. I never said it was a sin I jsut don't see the reason behind it. I have the same opinion of colorized movies as does great directors like Scoreses and Coppola. Those photos were not created in color so why colorize? Whats the point? They are great in B&W. THat is the way the photogrpahers say the images in as Adams says their minds eye at the moment of exposure.