Last fall I took the B&W challenge on Facebook and took pix of my everyday life in black and white instead of in color. I loved the focus on shapes and the balance of light and dark. The idea was not to include any people in the photos.
And I can see why not. There is just something about color that brings people to life. That is why our antique black and white or sepia photos of ancestors are wonderful to have, but really just give us an “outline” of the individuals.
So I asked Val Erde at Colouring the Past to take Celia Goodstein Scheshko’s photo and add color. Wow, look at the difference!
Here is the original image:
And here is the photo after Val’s work on it.
See how pretty she looks! And now those nifty two-toned boots show up even better.
I feel myself getting hooked on this. I wish I could have all my old photos colored!