Inside outside, again (potw #32)
I was very flattered earlier this week to have one of my pictures included in this post on street photography on the WordPress.com News blog. There are some great sites included in the post – I particularly like 365 from the archive and A walk with my camera, but they’re all well worth a look. It’s brought a lot of new followers to this site, so welcome everyone, and a big thnk you to the nice people at WordPress for featuring my picture.
All the pictures in the street photography post, including mine, are in black and white. I’ve been thinking recently about shooting more black and white pictures but, like a small child, I’m easily distracted by bright and shiny things and tend to default to colour pictures. Today’s picture is a case in point. I think it looks good in black and white – you’ll have to take my word for it – but I’ve opted to post the colour version, because the pink of her top and the green of the gates seem to complement each other. This was taken in Cholon, Saigon’s Chinatown, in between rain showers this afternoon.
2 Responses to “Inside outside, again (potw #32)”
A lot of people seem to focus on black and white for street photography. I also tend to be more inspired by colour and feel that it is an element that can make or break an image. I agree with you on the decision to keep this one in colour, and the green and pink do complement each other nicely. Vietnam is a great place for colour (I’ll be moving there next year and I can’t wait)!
I agree – colour suits this particular image. It is a great portrait of an elderly lady taken with sensitivity.