I can’t seem to make up my mind on the best approach for this abandoned house on Hwy 158 near Belews Creek, NC. Color or Black & White? After basic image enhancements in Lightroom and Photoshop, the color version was processed in Alien Skin’s Exposure 7 to emulate vintage 1960 Kodachrome 25 slide film tonality. I use this treatment for a lot of my abandoned/urbex color compositions.
The black & white version was also processes in Exposure 7, but this time to emulate Agfa APX 100 b&w film. Again, my b&w go to for an extra dash of contrast and addition of old school analog grain. As much silver and chemical I literally had my hands in during the 70’s and 80’s, I appreciate the accuracy of Alien Skin’s emulations. In the future, when I’m breaking even with my photography, I may give film and photo-paper enlargements another go. For now, I just don’t have the time.
So, which do you like best, color or b&w? You can also click on an image to see a higher resolution version from my portfolio site. I appreciate your feedback.