day 144: the sea the sea
Although I shoot in colour mostly, I often end up with a black and white picture after editing. When I started this blog I was mostly posting pictures in colour, but still someone commented that it seems like I prefer black and white. What happened there? I guess, I just had to own up to the fact that I was probably subconsciously resisting the urge to work in black and white. Fine art photography is often in black and white and somehow I found it nothing more than pretentious, to go out into the world and press all the colour out there into a black and white medium. And still I ended up working in black and white after all. The strange thing is that somehow the colours almost never turn out the way you see it in the first place, even if you do your best to get the white balance right. The eye is just different from a camera sensor and that’s that. Unless I can get the colours just the way I want them, I always end up with a black and white picture. I guess it’s some strange form of perfectionism.
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