Does Color make a Difference?

Old Antietam

Old Antietam

Back on a warm February day, Kim and I took a day trip to Antietam National Battlefield. We have been many times, but not since before the 150th anniversary of the battle.

In the winter, even when warm, the battlefields look stark. In the middle of the day, with no sun and few dramatic clouds, there is a dreary feeling. So once again, I was looking at lines, angles and perspectives when composing shots.

Antietam Now

Antietam Now

I took three shots of the same scene. One shot captured a different perspective, and the other two, while the same point of view, were edited differently.

Lonely Walk

Lonely Walk

The one in color, to me, stands out as 21st century. The sepia one looks like it could have been taken by Matthew Brady  (or Alexander Gardner)-if I had his talent!


The black and white one may not scream old, but lends more drama than the color photo. This is why many folks love black and white over color. The dramatic feel.


Let me know what you think.


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About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook-, my purchase site- or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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5 Responses to Does Color make a Difference?

  1. Renee MacKenzie says:

    I love them all, but am partial to the black and white.


  2. Devlyn says:

    I love them all too but I like the colour version best.


  3. Cheri says:

    ahhhh Kathi you know that I love b&w photography, but in this case I prefer the sepia…perhaps it also is the combination of color & angle that seems to give it a greater fullness & depth

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  4. johncrittenden says:

    Sepia is the winner for me as well.


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