There's something about this picture....

...that just gets to me. I can't explain exactly why, but I like it. I love both versions, but in a different way. In the b&w picture, I take in the seriousness of the object and I am not distracted by colors or other objects. The color setting lets me focus a 100% on the object and the effect the sun has on her hair. The sun shines from behind and highlights her hair, so she looks almost like an angel. A thoughtful little angel.
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Now, this color picture on the other hand, makes me take in the way her pink lips match her dress and how well it stands out against the green background, pink/red being the complementary color to green makes it pop out. The colors a really lovely. You still get the serious mood, and the sun-effect, but this is not necessary the first thing you focus on when you look at the picture.

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Same picture - different mood

There's a lot you can do to a picture, just by changing the color setting or turning a color pic to black and white. To find what color setting or style suits your different pictures, can be a struggle, but is something you will get better at through experience, trying and failing. No doubt I have been doing my fair share of that through the years.

As for these pictures below, I really do love both of these versions, but my preference goes to the black and white, even though I love the colors in the color version. I chose to bring out a few of the colors in the b&w picture, to make it a tiny bit interesting and artistic. In the end it does come down to taste and personal preference.

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When my sister in law, Steffi, asked me to take some pictures of her and her 3 friends, of course I jumped to the challenge and did a fun mini foto shoot (in by now familiar surroundings) right there and then. Can you tell we were having fun?

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