I had to do a focus stacking assignment for my Advanced Photography class the other day, and I chose as my subject a calla lily. I took about ten shots and merged them in Photoshop. Here’s the color version:
And here’s the black and white, which is what I ultimately submitted:
(P.S. That cool reflection beneath the flower is just how our wooden kitchen table reflects whatever’s on it, no fancy post-processing or anything.)
Anyway, I turned in the black-and-white image only because most people I showed seemed to prefer it, but for the life of me, I don’t know why. Anyone have a particular preference for one image over the other, and can you explain why?