Rhino, Two Times

Once again, I am torn between color and black and white. For months I had seen images of this rhino head but had no idea where it was. My initial impression was the sculpture was in Old Fourth Ward Park. After walking around the park and asking passersby, no one I spoke to could recall seeing it. I later learned from my wife that it was on the Atlanta BeltLine.  

Once I located the head, I could not decide whether to use color (Washi X) or black and white (Kentmere 400) to capture it. Since the sculpture is a few feet from the intersection of two walking trails and there are buildings close by, selecting a flattering angle was also a challenge. Here are the final results. Which do you prefer?


  1. Definitely like the B&W, the subject doesn’t have any real color to it that requires color film. The shapes, curves, lines, and reflections on the other hand should lend themselves to exploration of abstract compositions. It looks like there’s lots to find there.

    1. Author

      Thanks for commenting. This sculpture has intrigued me for a while. I may try it again with different angles.

  2. Black and White is aesthetically more pleasing and also the better picture.

    1. Author

      Thanks! I want more contrast, so looks like I’ll be experimenting with a yellow filter.

  3. Although I like them both fairly equally, I would go with the Kentmere … only because the whole pedestal is in the shot.

    1. Author

      Yeah, the B&W was intended as the main one. I was testing the Washi X, so that was an afterthought. I wish there was more contrast, and now think I will starting using a yellow filter.

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