Save 20% on Awesome and Plus accounts with Our A+ Back to School Sale Upgrade now

Useless Loop Set - Colour or Black and White?

There's no doubt this is an image full of colour. I like to think it is appropriate colour and many agree with me. However, I also know that others do not. My good friends Richard and Lyn Woldendorp and Lyn Whitfield-King attended the opening of our ND5 exhibition in Perth last week. All three have been involved in photography for a lifetime and they, like me, have been brought up on a diet of film and darkrooms.

However, unlike me, they (generally speaking) don't like the colour in photographs to be too bold. Richard's amazing book of aerial photographs, Out of the Blue (it would make a great Christmas present for yourself) shows the depth and artistry of his work. I greatly admire his photography and I love the way he composes his work, but perhaps not surprisingly, I think his colours could be a little stronger! So, we have different aesthetics.

To view the full story, original and black and white version of the image, visit

Discover more inspiring photos like this one.

Download the FREE 500px app Open in app