Little Guy

I’m going to use this image to show the times I prefer to convert my images to black & white. I like the color version of the image, the greens give the viewer a hint that this is in the forest. I wanted to include the full frame and show the overall size of this juvenile Mountain Gorilla, including his arms, however I really want the focus to be the face. Converting to black & white allows me to then to manipulate the tones further bringing all the attention to the face and in particular to the eyes. The human eye is less sensitive to these kinds of manipulations looking unnatural in black & white than it is in color and so the black & white is what conveys the emotion I had in mind with this image.