Speaking of photographs looking better in black and white. I came across this image in the Flickr stream of white-gal, and she offers the full colour one for comparison as well. This is a really gorgeous shot to my taste, especially in the monochrome version. The mystery feeling created by shooting her from behind is far more interesting than any portrait would have been. The girl is very well placed in the composition of course, but I also like very much how the different lines created by the sand (light/shadow) and water (shallow/deeper) run parallel through the shot.
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