© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

All my own images.

The photo was taken in Cambridgeshire (near Balsham) and edited in Photoshop with my own textures. The quote is from graffiti I saw on a chimney a while back. I always loved it.

I couldn’t decide which version I liked better – colour or black and white, so I am posting both. I felt that each had a different message. For me the black and white image seems to come from a place of despair and the quote seems to be a last ditch attempt to save what can be saved, whereas the colour version seems to carry a feeling of excitement and the quote appears to be full of wonder.

What do you think? Which version do you like better?

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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Comments

  • AmbientKreation
    AmbientKreationabout 2 years ago

    I think the same.. I feel that any black and white image conveys a sense of nostalgia and/or despair, especially with the quote you’ve used, whilst the colour image conveys an uplifting message. Both equally as beautiful. In this case though, I love the colour one. Hope that helped!

  • Thank you so much, greatly appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • jonolaf
    jonolafabout 2 years ago

    as said before the dramatic sense of the words combined with the b&w image is just great

  • :-) Thanks Olaf

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 2 years ago

    LOVE the colour version!! :) x

  • Thank you Carol, much appreciated. xo♥

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 2 years ago

    Both are beautiful Sybille! I do agree with AmbientKreation. The colour version seems to be happier and more full of promise. The quote goes well with both images but carry two entirely different messages. All that aside…Stunning work!!!

  • Thank you Robin, much appreciated. I still can’t decide which I like better.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesabout 2 years ago


    4 September 2012
    I prefer the more uplifting colour version

  • Thank you Linda, much appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Richard George
    Richard Georgeabout 2 years ago

    can’t choose..so will fav both…

  • Thank you Richard, much appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • ragman
    ragmanabout 2 years ago

    B/W but this is great …. BTW I like the positioning of the text rather than centering it

  • Thank you ragman, much appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™about 2 years ago

    Love the B&W, but for me the colour version works best – big fave!

  • Thank you Chris, much appreciated. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 2 years ago

    great work Sybille …I love your creative ideas and concepts, you are so clever! :)

  • Thank you Karin, much appreciated. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Danica, much appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

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