Couples on Bench Photography Series …. As I mentioned in my last post, I am trying out taking photographs in Black and White and I know that two of these are in colour…. but let me explain.

I shoot in Raw format with my Nikon D5300. I set the camera to take these shots in Monochrome Colour Profile … and went out to capture people enjoying the sunshine. When I returned home and opened these shots in Lightroom they previewed in Black and White and then changed to Colour when I opened them.

So I had both Colour and Black and White shots to choose from and I knew when I took the shot that there was something to it. So I have posted all three here, with different crops and one in Black and White.
I did ask the couple closest to the camera their permission to take these photographs, which isn’t always possible with street photography, but otherwise I don’t know their story except that they seem to be enjoying the sun and their lunch, in the Jardin des Champs-Élysées.

I am posting these on Twitter and Instagram and probably Reddit to get some feedback, so if you are on any of those social channels please let me know your thoughts. I am loving hearing what people think of my shots… good and bad.