Colour versus black and white

I found a couple of broken, half-dead tulips in my garden the other day. Instead of throwing them on the compost heap, I decided to try to revive them and put them into a vase of water. To my delight, after a couple of days they did recover a bit.

flowers in vase

As they started to decay, I realised the flowers became more beautiful as their petals dried up. I took some photos of them with my husband’s stained glass window as a backdrop. I thought that the colours in his glass complimented those of the flowers.

dead tulip  dead tulip 2

I was delighted with the results, then the experimental in me took over and I turned them into black and white.

dead tulip B&Wdead tulip 2 B&W

Now I’m not sure which I like best.

Do you  think the colour photos are better than the black and white pictures?

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8 thoughts on “Colour versus black and white

  1. It’s realy hard to like one more than the other, they are all good but the black and white suits the decaying flowers. So it’s going to be the subject matter in the end, I like the colour though. Nooooo the black and white or maybe the ……………. Oh I don’t know, maybe if you hadn’t the stained glass !

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