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I often experience a, perhaps, irrational feeling of sadness when I encounter a stubble field. The stubble field is a memorial to those once proud golden crops that have been scythed down in their prime by huge mechanical bullies called combine harvesters. When the carnage has been completed only the defiant stalks remain, together with any rejected, waste straw.
I think the choice must be guided by what we are wanting to say about the subject we are photographing. Take, for example, the two photos below. They are the same shot presented first in colour and secondly in black and white. In the first I feel the picture is dominated by the colour. Yes, I am aware of pattern and texture but, on balance, it is the colour that significantly influences my response. In the second I am far more aware of the pattern and texture elements – the colour does not really enter the equation. The two shots give quite different interpretations of the subject.