Which do you prefer?

I came across this beautiful entrance to a ranch in Kauai, HI and had to grab this image. The contrast of the colorful blooming trees against the green background really caught my attention when I was passing by, as I am sure it would anyone.

I still love the color in the first image below, but I altered the same shot to create the second image below. It is monotone for the most part, but I found myself loving this version of the image too! I feel like a lot more of the vegetation detail and lines of the landscape are visible in this version. I think each version plays a role to different tastes and moods, so I wanted to share both with you and not deprive you of either 😉

For me, the color image is more lively and fun, pretty, gorgeous and full of life. Makes me happy looking at it. The monotone image is more contemplative, older, wiser – more of a slow down and introspect kind of feeling.

Which do you like better and why?

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Which do you prefer?

  1. andymcneephoto October 22, 2012 / 5:04 am

    I like both but given the choice I prefer the monochrome, the colour in the blossom in the top image is wonderful but it somehow masks the rest of the image you tend to look at little else. in the bottom image you tend to explore beyond the trees into the hills and sky

    • Andy Buckner October 22, 2012 / 9:56 am

      Thanks Andy! I agree with you about the mono version giving you more to explore, seemingly.

  2. RB October 22, 2012 / 7:15 am

    Both are great but I prefer the top with the brilliant natural colors. Beautiful.

    • Andy Buckner October 22, 2012 / 9:57 am

      The color is fantastic, agreed. That is what originally drew me in.

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