I love this picture in color, AND, I love it in B&W.
I asked my wife which she liked best, she said, “I like them both, however, they each evoke a different emotion. They create two very different moods. The color is full of life and happiness making me want to go there. The B&W is full of mystery, drama and wonder. What lies beyond the fog?” I am frequently suggesting that B&W is a choice, and should be used with purpose. I believe the two versions here illustrate my point well. Neither is better than the other, however, each creates a very different response from the viewer. That is of course unless you’re Cole Thompson to which color is noise or Chuck Kimmerle who sees color as the anti-christ. Which do you respond to?
A note for the Fuji fans out there. I shot the entire trip to the Smokies with the X-E2. To say I am happy is an understatement. I wanted to shoot the new X-T1, however, the Really Right Stuff “L” bracket did not arrive in time. The good news is they started shipping this week. This was shot with the 10-24mm zoom at 10mm which is effectively 15mm in the full frame world. Very happy with this wide angle zoom from Fuji.