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Color Perception its just not that Black & White

Color, to be or not to be, that is the question, or maybe the answer. Color is something I myself have not approriated into my finished work that often. In all honestly since starting this Blog a few years ago, you would be hard to find more than a dozen color images or so. I often admire the color work of others (insert several names here with links)  but have never really felt my work lent itself to the atributes and balance such artists possed in their work. Or is it my lack of method and conviction when dealing with color which has me shying away from color in my work ?

What is it that makes some images work in color where others do not ? I amm not referring to the obvious complimentry color of a field of flowers of technical and stylistic definitions of color theory. I am looking at this issue in respect to the emotional decisions for using black & white over color or vis versa. 


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