Black/White or Color Portraiture?
While many of my portraits are in black and white, I am stretching outside of my comfort zone and trying to bring pictures to life. With color, it's easier to take in details in the photo aside from the subject; for example an outdoor portrait in a flower field. When your brain processes the colors and takes in the scene, you sometimes smelling the colors. No that's not drugs talking, but the human brain can think of colors as scents and vice versa (at least my brain does). I see green and the first thing I can think of is fresh cut grass, on a warm summer morning. Orange processes to late summer sunsets, blue is a very open minded color as many it could be water or the sky at the right time of day. Colors are what we make them, we can manipulate and destroy them but at the end of the day it's just like a palette of paint. Mix/match create but isn't that what art is all about?
I debated for a little while tonight about what do with today's POD, and decided that I would go with color; but knew that it would give me something to write about. While I hope that not all my blogs turn out to be as boring as this one, I much appreciate if you've taken the time to read this.