Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/03/02

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Subject: [Leica] IMGS: Pisac Market
From: images at (Tina Manley)
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 09:41:21 -0500
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At 03:51 PM 3/1/2009, you wrote:
>it's sort of a paradox, I know the color sells better, but you can
>only say ..."look at the beautiful colors" in so many ways, then it
>becomes redundant...
>color has replaced content...

I agree, Steve, and I almost always prefer B&W, but for some 
cultures, color is such an important part of their lives that to 
leave it out seems to be leaving out part of their character.  In 
Peru, all of their handicrafts, clothes, weavings - everything that 
they surround themselves with is brilliantly colored.  Out in the 
rural areas, their homes are made of adobe mud - dark brown - and 
most do not have electricity.  It's all dark and drab and mud-colored 
except for the bright splashes of their weavings.  I think in this 
case, color is part of the content and has not replaced it.  I do 
intend to try most of them both ways.  So far, I've only looked at 
the jpegs - half of which are B&W and half color.  I'm sure I'll end 
up switching in some cases, but right now I'm sticking with my 
original decision.


Tina Manley 

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