When to Use Color

For many the answer to that is always or usually.  That is one of the wonderful things about Street Photography.  It is totally in the eye of the beholder.  If the photographer likes it in color then that's what he should publish it in.

As I discussed in a previous post, I tend to go toward the Black and White, or monochrome, or grayscale, whichever you like to call it, but there are times when the image really needs to be in color.  

This example is one of those.  Yes, we have a "decisive moment".  Yes we have interesting angles and expressions, but we also have the pure luck icing on the cake  of this young mans bright red hair matching both the shirt of the man in the background and the red stripe on the TRAX metro-train.  Though this image might still be interesting in B&W just because of the subject angle and expression and the art he is looking at, along with the light hitting his hair, the three splashes of red make this a real keeper for me.  I would love to hear your thoughts. 

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