Paul: I understand your statements about color. My first years shooting digital got me away from black and white, which is the medium that got me shooting in the first place. Recently though, since staring to shoot more film again -- to enjoy the rangefinder experience -- I find I keep my E-M5, the main digital camera I use, on black and white most of the time, and process the raw files as balck and white tiffs. Years ago when I brought I portfolio up to one of the photo gurus in Santa Fe he asked me, about a couple of shots, "Why color; you see in black and white, and these are really black and white shots taken on color film." He had a point.
I do find digital black and white more satisfying than I did, but it's the old habit of having film in the camera that helps me to ''see" in those terms. An interesting phenomenon.
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