Nice comp, Richard. That'd make a dandy B&W conversion, I'd think. Also, the center vaguely reminds me of a peace symbol.
I think the color works well here. I like the red circle that would be lost in bw.
Thanks David and Cristóbal. It does look good in B&W but I liked the red and the subtle color variations in the center. Here's a slightly different comp in B&W:
There was no red in this one, so that didn't matter. I prefer the composition of the first one.
Good stuff, Richard. I also prefer the color version.
I like the color version too.
Very nice. I really like the color version and composition. I have a habit of dialing in on the details like this, when I can't get a good shot of the whole thing.
Nice shot Richard... subject is pretty clean (without rust)...
Well, OK, I guess I like them both.
EDIT: I see they're in your color and B&W galleries. Nice!
Cool! Second one is best comp! Cheers!
Thanks everyone. Much appreciated.
I like the subdued color's contrast with the bright red in no 1 , Richard
I gotta say, I love the color version, the rich-toned dark reds and the subtle browniish/yellowish colors of the grease or weathring that give it that 'mechanical' feel. The colored version is pretty much perfect, it really grabs the eye... Just my humble opinion...
Thanks for commenting John and Willard.