The more I take photographs, the more the power of a black and white image appeals to me. That’s not to say every image looks better in monochrome but when the colors are dull and details lend themselves to having their contrast cranked up, the result can be pretty good.
Color is seductive but all too often it can obscure a weak composition.
The new world of making photographs into things that don’t look very photographic has arrived with a vengeance. I’m kind of reluctant to use these manipulation tools as they seem to be cheating somehow.
That said, here is an example of an app called Waterlogue that took a rather ordinary photo and made it quite pretty. I got it from a blog called stevenwillardimages.com. Steven posts good stuff.