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Subject: [Leica] Speaking of color and BW/music
From: mcintyre at (Jim McIntyre)
Date: Fri May 7 20:48:24 2004
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I really like your comparison of B&W to piano vs orchestral. But I think
that rather than one being better than the other, they are just different.
For example, I have CDs of the orchestral and piano versions of Dvor?k's
"Slavonic Dances". Depending on the mood I'm in, I will find preference in
either. But on the other hand, I'm not very fond of the music from Copp?lia,
preferring the original piano versions by Chopin.... And I quite prefer the
orchestral version of "Rapsody in Blue" over the piano solo version. One
can't extend the metaphor too much, but there are definite parallels.

Personally, I find colour photography much harder to do. I think there is a
tendency to deal with the actual colours as a subject matter, rather than
part of the overall image. I think Tina's comment about "seeing their soul"
is a wonderful interpretation. The "unreality" of B&W compels the viewer to
look beyond first impressions to see what  else is being portrayed.  Social
commentary and documentary photography IMHO is always stronger in B&W mode.

Would it be a stretch to make another analogy between a book and its film


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Barbour" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Speaking of color and BW/music

> Tina Manley wrote:
> > At 08:27 PM 5/7/2004 -0400, you wrote:
> >
> >> So does color add, or
> >> distract? We give you the images - you decide! :-)
> >>
> >> B. D.
> >
> >
> > I guess I'm just prejudiced.  I much prefer the black and white.  You
> > see their souls ;-)
> > Tina
> like music.... often the original piano score
> painted the backbone and soul of the music....
> when the orchestral version was done it added
> color, but sadly the outcome showed that....often
> more was less.....   Steve
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