Flickr a Day 103: ‘La Course’

Today’s selection is good example where black and white makes an image that color could ruin. I generally like the energy and enthusiasm of self-titled “La Course”, which Franck Vervial captured on Aug. 19, 2011, in Madagascar. There’s a white dude’s head bobbing out behind one of the running kids, which I find distracting but not devastating to the otherwise excellent composition. However, if rendered in color, he likely would be the total photo bomb.

I prefer self-titled “A Girl in Salary“, shot two weeks earlier, but picked the other pic to emphasize one of the many benefits of black and white over color. Franck used Canon EOS 60D and EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens for both photos. Vital’s for the Day: f/4, ISO 400, 1/1250 sec, 50mm. View his Madagascar album/set for more like these.

From Hirson, France, which straddles the Belgian border, Franck lives in Singapore. He joined Flickr in January 2009, but he is more active on Facebook.

Photo Credit: Franck Vervial