The Same Photo?

I don’t understand what makes a photo good or bad. I think that the color photo is better than the photo without colors. The black and white picture is ranked higher than the color picture on 500px. They are otherwise the same photo.

I know it’s subjective, but what’s the decider?

Which photo do you like more?

 photo IMG_6714-low_zpsw8gvvveq.jpg

 photo IMG_6714-low-bw_zpsxcfir3te.jpg

In Deutsch.

4 thoughts on “The Same Photo?

  1. Pingback: Das Gleiche Foto? | Simplify...

    1. matt Post author

      Yes, the colors give more contrasting tones, and more detail as a result. Which is another reason I don’t get the response.

      Don’t misunderstand, I do like the BW version too. I don’t get what makes it more popular than the color one, though.

      Thanks for your comment.

  2. fredonnezmoi

    I prefere the b/w still. Reason may be that, in this case, the (cold?) water and the dirt at the sides look too realistic and so leave an unpleasant feeling in the mind of the viewer? Who knows 🙂
    Michel 🙂


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