Do You Need Color to See the World?

We love seeing different locations around the world and their images are definitely framed in our minds. However, as we were growing up, we used to see images of famous locations and not all of them were taken in color. Does seeing a landmark like the Eiffel Tower in black and white take away from the beauty or sense of awe? We have shared some of our favorite landmark photographs previously, but here we take the same images and are sharing them in both color as well as black and white. When you look through the images, does your opinion change of the landmark based on whether it is in color or not?

Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore in Black and White
Big Ben
Big Ben in Black and White
The Great Sphynx
The Great Sphynx in Black and White
Washington Monument
Washington Monument in Black and White
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa in Black and White
Eiffel Tower in Autumn
Eiffel Tower in Black and White

7 thoughts on “Do You Need Color to See the World?

  1. Black and white or color? They each evoke a different emotion. Puffy white clouds against blue sky and green grass invite me into the photo while the spectrum of grays in black and white keep me at a distance.

  2. Great idea and very thought provoking! I’m not sure. Both pictures of each set are beautiful, but for sure the ones that would have flowers or blue sky might make me smile a bit more. And although the Sphinx one has muted shades it just doesn’t have the same effect in black and white.

    1. Agree, colorful flowers and blue skies make everyone smile πŸ™‚ Yes, the black and white of the Sphinx definitely has a different effect. It was interesting for us to compare the two.

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