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#SinfulSunday – Three Images

This month’s prompt was “Black & White” and the challenge was to post an image (or images) in color and then the same image(s) in black and white. I chose three to play with, and was interested and pleased with the results. I like black and white imagery when it is used to evoke a specific tone or feel, and in all three of these, I think it did.  I can’t decide which I like better, though.

What do you think?

(PS – The last image was processed by the photographer, so probably has some additional enhancements, not just the black and white filtering that I did with the others.)


The subject matter of this picture – and the punitive nature of the Shrew’s Fiddle – lends itself well to black and white, I think.




I think I do like this one better in black and white. It’s sort of an “artful” image, and the black and white enhances that. in my opinion.




Although the black and white enhancements were done very professionally, and make a beautiful image, I have to say that I think I prefer this one in color. Maybe it’s vanity though – I love the light on my hair, turning it to a flame behind me, and the gold of the lock, which really pops in the color image.


(Thank you to Molly for letting me link this late – my son’s graduation kept me from getting it posted!)



  1. All three of these are just fabulous. I think the last one is my favorite. I love the black and white, but the color one is my favorite.

    • Thanks so much, Beck! I used that one on my Fetlife profile (in black & white) for awhile. The contraption is so W! lol

  2. Whilst I like all 3 of these, the middle one is my favourite, both the b&w, and the colour version.
    It just looks so natural, so candid, aswell as being a beautiful portrait.

    Flip x

    • Thank you…as I said on Twitter, I have long been an admirer of the lovely images you post on your blog, so it’s especially nice to hear this from you! :-)

  3. I agree with you on the first two but will give you a slightly different perspective on the third image.

    I like the color one best because I know it’s you. To your point the light on your hair and skin tone makes it distinctly you and are familiar to me,

    The 3rd image in black and white would be the one I’d pick if we didn’t know each other. It easily lets me objectify the person in it and “paint” them in shades of my choice.

    • I love the two different perspectives from you, Malflic. The “familiar to you” and the objectification. ~grin~

  4. You have really spoilt us this week. All three of the images work both ways but there is definitely something about softness and warmth in the colour ones compared to more of the harshness of the fiddle in the black and white. All of them have an wonderful beauty.

    • Thank you! I like spoiling my readers. :-D

  5. As you say each gives a completely different feel to the image but I love the warmth and softness of the colour in the second image the best.

  6. Those are all lovely. I especially love the last one. I haven’t seen a bondage device like that before.

    • It was made by W. It’s his concept of a device used to discipline women in medieval days (see: I can ask him to bring it to the next event we are all at together if you like! :-)

      • I’d love that! I don’t know when it will be, as we are very short on events lately. Probably just Tryst North.

  7. I’m unable to choose. All 6 are lovely. There’s always some way that you’re uniquely bound that brings imagination to a level of the cutting edge.

  8. The b&w in the last one really leaps out at me – silent screen goddess!

  9. I like all of them. You just photograph really well, so all of them are nice.

  10. They are all wonderful images.

    ~Mia~ xx

  11. I love all three of these! and the starkness of the black-and-white really complements them nicely.

    ~Kazi xxx

  12. Absolutely stunning images each and every one. My personal favourite would have to be the second pair. It’s a beautiful portrait :)

  13. Love all of these, but it’s the black and white of the first, and the colour of the second, which particularly appeal. Don’t ask me why!

    xx Dee

  14. What a glorious device…and, as always, you look fantastic.


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