Murals Two

I have a whole series of mural shots I did this past weekend that I will be peppering into the blog in the coming days.

Here are the first two that I think mesh nicely, if for no other reason than they are both vertical.

 
 

No Right Turn - I like this one for the photograph as much as the mural. I think I added something great to the artist's initial intention. More so than the graffiti artist with the orange/red spray can.

 
 

In addition to the center painting, I was attracted by the texture of the wooden shingles and framing etc. I'm just not getting the pink bit above the door. Is it a pink fish with tendrils floating from its face or is it a dead chicken lying on its side?

BW or Color

Sometimes I shoot black and white and sometimes I shoot in color. I love both, so my choice depends on subject, style, etc. Ninety percent of the time I know when I shoot. I often shoot in black and white mode but since I shoot raw the color remains in the file and can be brought up. If you shoot in tiff or jpeg you lose the color information in the file.

Today I was walking around Bushwick to shoot the murals, which is what I planned to post. Then came my conundrum. The first one I picked stymied me on whether it should be color or black and white. I planned color because the mural artist painted it in color but then in post I looked at it in black and white. So for the past half hour I have been going back and forth...black and white or color?

You decide.