Sea Stripes – B&W by I Nancy, on Flickr
There are color people and there are black and white people. My husband is a color person. Over 90% of the time if I ask him “which do you like better, the color version or the B&W version?” he answers to the color. Myself, I am a B&W person relating to the simplicity of form and tones. Here is a post for both camps as I am truly at odds with myself about which I prefer.
The B&W is so dramatic with the srtips of dark and light, allowing emphasis of the changes in texture and contrast between the “sea” (well it is really the Pacific ocean, but I could not pass up the alliteration in “Sea Stripes”). The color, on the other hand also emphasizes the difference wtith both texture and color. Also the cool blue against the warm yellows and oranges are always a pleasing color palate.
I supposed there is another thing to be said about these two images – they are a continuation down my journey of abstract nature photography. More and more of what I’ve been shooting works more in abstraction than documentation. Wait until I start posting my images from the sand dunes at Oceana.
Sea Stripes – Color by I Nancy, on Flickr
This image was taken facing roughly north-west from the beach on the east side of the Morrow Bay rock. This was the most dramatic sunset we had the entire trip – alas.