Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion on the Acropolis at Athens

Another shot from my Athens visit and a comparison between a bw and a colour version

Black and white Caryatids

Here's the bw version, following my signature, high-contrast approach and better expressing my artistic intent.

Emphasis on beautiful sculptures and poses

Colour Caryatids

 ...and here's my colour version (and, as you know, I'm much less confident with colour)

In context, Athens in background

Even though I like the colour version, to me it's more of a touristy-type shot. The black and white version, I think makes them much more lifelike; they're almost stepping out of the shadow into the light and that gives them a sense of movement.

Also, the colour version is obviously more in the present time, as given by present-day Athens, whereas the bw version is more in keeping with the ancient times.

So which do you prefer, artistically?

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