One possible twist to the usual alternatives of colour or black and white is the use of selective colour. This can look quite gimmicky, so I prefer to keep the colours muted to tone in better with the grey shades.
For Cee’s Black and White challenge theme of Matching Things I’ve trawled my archives for some images of pairs: flowers, birds, animals, people and various inanimate objects. And because Cee allows selective colour I decided to play around with them a bit, just for a change.
All these images were edited in Silver Efex Pro using control points to gradually reintroduce colour. I added a fading vignette at the same time, and a narrow frame back in Photoshop.
Bougainvillea at the Royal Palace in Luang Prabang, Laos
Desert Rose growing near Salalah in southern Oman
Demoiselles Cranes at Khichan, Rajasthan
Bubuls in Ranthambore NP, India
Spotted in a tea plantation village in Munnar, Kerala
In a window near Les Halles, Paris
Musicians at Nizwa Fort in Oman
Two guides at Wahiba Sands, Oman, at sunset
Bake-Jizō in Kanmangafuchi Abyss, Nikko, Japan
Lamp post in Lyme Regis, Dorset
Offerings at the Royal Palace in Luang Prabang, Laos
Daisies at Runnymede
Evening drinks by the Seine, Paris