Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Artprize 2012

Artprize is happening once again in Grand Rapids.  Downtown is packed, lots of kitschy art is being voted up to win cash awards, and the restaurants are full.  I needed to update my night shoot talk I'm giving next month at one of the local camera clubs.  Since I love the look of long exposure water, and there was an entry in the Grand River, of course I took a photo of it.

I've asked people on Facebook which one they like better, and it's pretty much the color one.  I tend to like the black and white, because I think it's dramatic.  I also think the color distracts from the image.  The lines, the shapes.  Other people have said different.  One person commented on the red dot in the center of the color photo.  I don't know what it is, probably a street light, but it distracts.  I could take it out with Photoshop, but I don't want to do that.  I know art is subjective, but I feel I'm missing something.  Maybe not.  I'm still going with the black and white.

What about you?  Which do you prefer?

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1 comment:

Travis said...

I like the black & white - it is more dramatic. I agree with your comment about the color detracting - at first it looks cool, but once you really look at the picture it is better in B&W.