The lure of evil colour

Here are a couple of images that I like, but have had trouble deciding on processing for. Black and white or colour? Both work both ways. This is one of those exercises that helps decide me on being a colour only shooter. The lure and mystery of colour always draws me even when I feel a mono image is the obvious, stronger and easier path.

I did a rare wedding the other week. The sort you wish they were all like, small, friendly, genuinely loving and stressless. The images came effortlessly as they do when you are gifted with wonderful subject matter, but even then the mono/colour question cropped up time and again. I really liked the mono images and some really sang when the colour ones struggled in soft, green shade under an old tree, but colour called me first. Shame really as the Pen F in particular does mono as well as any digital camera I have used.  

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 Tighter cropping due to the over abundance of orange and white in that corner. Not offensive in the mono image.

Tighter cropping due to the over abundance of orange and white in that corner. Not offensive in the mono image.

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 More "open" and gentle than the colour image, but I cannot deny that the yellow of the helmet was the draw for the image in the first place.

More "open" and gentle than the colour image, but I cannot deny that the yellow of the helmet was the draw for the image in the first place.