Storm Clouds, Ljubljana Moors

This was taken this past Sunday as storm clouds gathered over a quiet country road in the Ljubljana Moors Regional Park, Europe’s southernmost wetland, located in a large plain just south of the Slovenian capital.

Which version do you prefer — the black and white? Or color?

Ljubljana Moors towards Mt Krim

The park website is here, previous posts are here and here and here.

For the record, today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 642nd straight, was snapped on 04-Oct-2015. Prints, cards and other products of the black and white version are available here and of the color version here.


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  1. I prefer colour perhaps just because it helps emphasis the perspective and ‘big sky’ feeling.

  2. 2e0mca says

    I would often go with the B&W but on this occasion I find the subtleties of the colours more attractive – the color version seems to have more depth as a result.

  3. Manja Mexi Movie says

    I often have the same problem – cannot choose. I guess it depends what you want to use it for: first more artsy, second more informative. Ok, ok, the first is my choice.

  4. ladieswholunchreviews says

    B&W, don’t know why.

  5. Andrea Gerak says

    I normally prefer colors, but recently got into black and white. Here I think the B&W is more dramatic.
    The color one could maybe use just a tiny little bit of saturation, only so much that it would still look natural.
    Both look great, though – choosing between them would depend on the context.

    1. Bob R says

      Thanks, Andrea — I did perk up the color shot just a bit as it looks a little flat here, I think. Check it out if you’re curious:

      1. Andrea Gerak says

        wow, that looks great too! Now I really couldn’t choose between color or b&w…

  6. GettingrealwithPTSD says

    The color one.

  7. JoHanna Massey says


  8. Tuxedo Sophisticated Cat says

    I would say the color.

  9. Jean Reinhardt says

    I prefer the black and white as I think the detail stands out a lot more.

  10. Alli Farkas says

    I almost always go for black and white, especially if it makes the scene more dramatic, or even just moodier…

  11. C. J. Hartwell says

    Black and white — I’m a lover of old movies!

    1. Bob R says

      Me too. 🙂

  12. Paula says


  13. eths says

    Black and white. Shadowing more expressive.

  14. emilievardaman says

    Black and white.

  15. mcarnes811 says

    Definitely the Black and Whiite

  16. Alexandra says

    the black and white is so dramatic… love it!!

  17. Shellie Troy Anderson says

    Both! The B&W is cinematic and ominous a la the Wizard of Oz (the original) and the colour shot is softer and invites one to take a walk into the frame. Nice work either way.

  18. lyart says

    I prefer the coloured version.

  19. curtisbausse says

    The sky works well in both, but overall the b&w is more dramatic.

  20. Elusive Trope says

    In this particular case, I would prefer the color because of its mixture of brown and green that adds a dimension, which B&W loses, when compared to the sky. The transition of the vegetation plays with the ominous sky tapping into the shift to the winter (starving) season.

  21. The Girl Who Clicked says

    I think the b+w is perfect for the photo…it gives the dark and looming clouds associated with storms.

  22. Ellen says

    each one has a different impact, a different beauty

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