Originally Posted by Tinka
In my opinion, Another cracking winner George, I do like your mono style, again very smooth flow from black to white, clean sharp and detailed, and the viewpoint is superb, shows some very clever thinking, the positioning of the wheel and clock ballances the image extremely well, the straight lines in the image draw you in and take you round the image. something for people like me to aspire to.
A monochrome photo has the disadvantage not to have color, which is also connected to life and to memories (e.g sunsets).
A colorful shot has the disadvantage not to have the contrast a monochrome does.
So, a monochrome and a color photo have each one main disadvantage.
So I tend to turn color photos to monochrome only when the color loss has the minimum impact on the photo and which can be balanced by the monochrome's contrast.
Indeed this photo didn't loose much from color and whatever lost from color gained it in contrast
There is the another half missing from the photo which is the right part. Next time I will get down there I will make 2-3 sequential shots and make this a nice monochrome panorama.
Thanks for your nice comments of liking the photo.