Leica Green … black and white … or both?

I should be so thankful that I have problems like this.

Let me explain.

During my Washington State vacation, I visited Mt. Rainier National Park and took plenty of pictures, both with my Nikon Df camera, my BlackBerry PRIV camera phone, and three film cameras – my Krasnogorsk ФT-2 (“Raskolnikov”), my AGFA Clack 120 shooter, and my Leica M3 (“Leica Green”).

During my trip to Mt. Rainier, I decided to put together a “camera selfie,” using Leica Green as part of a “beauty shot” with the iconic snow-capped mountaintop in the distance.

And this is what came out.

The Leica Tourist. BlackBerry PRIV camera. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

It’s a nice picture, if I do say so myself …

But then I started thinking.  What if I flipped this construct into a black and white image?

A little fiddling and diddling in PhotoShop… and…

The Leica Tourist, black and white version. BlackBerry PRIV camera phone. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.


So now I have a question for you, dear readers.

Do I go with my original colorful capture in Competition Season 2018 … or do I submit the highly-detailed black and white version instead …

Or do I just flip-flop and submit a B&W version in some competitions, and a color version in others?

Guys and gals, I want your opinion on this.  Because I’ve already waffled more times than a politician at a debate.  I honestly like both versions, but I can’t submit two different copies of the same picture in competition.  I need a discerning eye and a discerning opinion.

So for that, I put it in your capable hands and eyes.

Let me know in the comments section below as to which picture you think I should submit in competition – the color entry, the black and white entry, or if I should submit both to different competitions.

And mind you, this is all before I even see the developed film images from Leica Green and its film-shooting brethren.  For all I know, I might have better images from those shooters, and I won’t even see the finished results from them until the film comes back from McGreevy Pro Lab next week.

As I said before … I should be grateful that I have problems like this. 😀