Clouds over Lake Geneva, Switzerland

There are people who like Black and White images, but also there are people who hate them.

I like converting some of my colored pictures to B&W to see if they convey a different mood. Whether I like them depends on the mood they give me.DSCF0027A

The picture was taken at Lake Geneva, I like the clouds in the B&W which dominate the picture.DSCF0027

For comparison, the colored version is also shown. It gives a more peaceful feeling. Also, the snow capped mountain can be more clearly seen.

Sometimes, I ended up liking both versions.

78 thoughts on “Clouds over Lake Geneva, Switzerland

    • Hi Brenda, I am trying out to see whether other pictures will look more attractive / interesting in B&W. Many thanks for the perusal and comment šŸ™‚

  1. Nice shot ! I like the B&W version. I just started out in B&Wand still lots to learn. I like how some things become more prominent in B&W than in color.

  2. I like B&W for the passion and emotion it can convey. Also the power! The image in color is just blue, albeit different shades of blue. But when converted to black and white, you really get a sense to the power in the storm. You have the tranquil looking WHITE fluffy clouds mixed with the angrier BLACK ones! love it!

  3. Although there is a lot of light in the first photo it’s a bit ominous and the clouds are the focus as you said but in the second picture the clouds are peaceful and swirly and my eyes are drawn to the water.

  4. Not really a black & white fan, but here I thing I vote for the black and white … because of the drama it creates, while the colored photo is just a great shot.

  5. The photographer Elliott Erwitt once said in relation to his photographs that “color” would describe, while “Black and White” would interpret. When I look at your two pictures, I find that Erwitt was right with his words. And I like both versions! Each of them has something special. Thanks for this good idea.

    • I have not heard of Elliott Erwitt before but I totally agree with what he said. Thanks very much for relating his comment – my pictures realy fit into what he has said. Thanks also for liking the photos. Regards, Michael

  6. The clouds and the hills stand out more in the coloured version. On the other hand the black and white version is darker and more brooding, so I will plump for the monocrome.

    • It is really amazing – for this reason, I have included both photos so blogging friends can compare and see which one they like. The responses are quite diverse – B&W, Color and both! Thanks for the continued support šŸ™‚

  7. Contrast and comparison is a wonderful tool to assist others to go inward to choose what they really value, it makes them think, about change, and how a shot of something is only temporary, it is in continual change, cloudy versus sunny days!!!! Thank you!!!!

    • Yes, only change is constant – even in the clouds photo, the formation / shape of the clouds changed by the hour / minute. Your comments are very insightful. I hope other readers will reader it – thanks very much šŸ™‚

    • The more refined Asian concept of “impermanence”, the elegance and refinement of perception of the passing of a few minutes as the sun is shaded by a tall tree, as the photographer captures the essence of the impermanent flow of light upon a landscape. The “capture” of this exquisite moment, whereby the landscape or any other subject is portrayed in its less stark contrast. This subtle, rich beauty for a few minutes in the early morning or later evening, when the sun is not directly shining can be the most thrilling for the photographer. The subject is viewed with great spiritual/inner awe of the essence of impermanence within these few minutes. Thank you for your comment!!!!

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