On the other hand, I wanted to post this photo, because it’s similar to the one I posted yesterday, but more pleasing. I think lots of pictures can be improved by technique when it’s too late for artistry.
This shot was desaturated (turned black and white), sharpened and cropped. I think the tighter composition creates more interest. In the desaturation process I was able to soften the effect of the blinds in the background. B&W also adds to the mood of the shot.
I’m not quite sure why going ‘old school’ often makes a photo look more ‘documentary,’ but it does. In this case, the monochrome image (to me) beats the color.
Why? I have no clue.