Lake Forest, California, US
I'm having trouble deciding whether I like the color or black and white better, what's your favorite?
Dec 14 12 02:17 pm Link
San Diego, California, US
I prefer the b&w, I think it's a bit more striking.
Ontario, California, US
Needs a little retouch work, but the black and white is the best. I love the contrast, and it really puts the focus on the model
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
I like the colour, it may work better in B&W with a better conversion.
Dec 14 12 02:29 pm Link
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US
Dec 14 12 05:45 pm Link
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
I like the b/w as is. Has a timeless, film like quality imo.
Dec 14 12 08:49 pm Link
Seattle, Washington, US
Black and white. I admit, I have an intrinsic weakness for it, but I think this image reads better B&W.
Dec 21 12 01:15 am Link
Braşov, Braşov, Romania
I vote black and white.
Dec 21 12 05:12 am Link
Glens Falls, New York, US
Colour, easily. I almost always prefer black and white, but this one isn't converted great; the detail on the right side of the face is almost entirely gone, and it doesn't look like it was lit in such a way that this was supposed to happen.
Also ... this is unrequested criticism, but I don't like when people pose with an unlit cigarette. It just feels phony to me.
Dec 21 12 05:22 am Link
Washington, District of Columbia, US
B&W gives it a bit more of the dramatic touch.
Dec 21 12 06:44 am Link
Torpoint, England, United Kingdom
I too prefer the b+w x
Dec 21 12 06:47 am Link
Shingle Springs, California, US
They both have a '70's feel to them. I like them both. If I have to chose, I'll go with the B&W. The cigarette isn't lit and that kind of throws it off, imo. In the B&W that doesn't draw my attention so much as it does in the color.
Dec 21 12 06:51 am Link
Imperial, California, US
I like the color version better. The B&W is missing allot of detail, I can't see her hair along the left side of her face...
Dec 21 12 06:53 am Link
Saint Austell, England, United Kingdom
Colour expresses what you want it to, Mono tint, expresses everything, there both winners, but for me, I'd go b/w.
Dec 21 12 07:09 am Link
Greenville, South Carolina, US
Hard call on this one... I like them both. Each one speaks to me in different ways.
Guess you will have to go with the one that conveys your message best.
Dec 21 12 04:43 pm Link
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
I prefer the b+w, but maybe with a little more highlighting behind her left side.
Dec 21 12 07:38 pm Link
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Easy call. Color. Black & white has posterization, very little detail in the shadow. Maybe a better conversion would help but we don't know.
As an aside on posing, as an ex-smoker and one who's seen too many people die of tobacco-related disease, I don't like to see anyone voluntarily glamourizing smoking.
Dec 21 12 07:45 pm Link
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US
Horse dung on the "background detail". That's fine. It needs a better crop and more foreground interest. Here's a hint: http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/7329/smokean.jpg
Dec 21 12 09:35 pm Link
Lake Forest, California, US
The cigarette was lit actually, for those of you saying it wasn't... and she was smoking it, she's a smoker, that's why
Dec 28 12 11:53 am Link
Conyers, Georgia, US
COLOR!. Her eyes are amazing. the b&w hides that.
Jan 02 13 04:30 pm Link
Buffalo, New York, US
I like the color version better, but only because the shadow on her face is too heavy in the BW one.
Jan 02 13 04:36 pm Link
Beavercreek, Ohio, US
Black and White
Jan 02 13 04:45 pm Link
Portland, Oregon, US
B&W all the way
Jan 02 13 04:47 pm Link
Chicago, Illinois, US
Jan 04 13 09:45 pm Link
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Jan 04 13 11:44 pm Link
Dallas, Texas, US
I like the B&W one better!
Jan 18 13 07:53 pm Link