Which one - B/W or Color?

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Like the B&W because it eliminates the distraction of the red awning. However, it makes the image rather flat compared to the color version. Maybe playing with filtration may help bring some life to it.
 
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I have to disagree with Paul Simon, not everything looks worse in Black and White, in fact I think most things look BETTER in Black and White!

The Black and White has much more impact for me. Ansel Adams was once quoted to say that it is a hundred times harder to make a technically perfect black and white print than a color one, and for someone who has done both for close to 50 years he is absolutely right!
 
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Thanks for your invaluable input.

I lean toward b/w, but I bounce all my photos off my wife before I post them on Flickr. She see's things a bit differently like an average person and prefers the color version. Her input is valid for me. I posted a few other marina photos on Flickr both in b/w and color, but I'm stuck on this one.

Here are 3 versions in b/w. (One is in my initial post above.)
Which of these 3 works for you?
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1st one - too dull.
2nd - highlights seem overblown
3rd - Best balance to me. Like the reflection of the water on the right (starboard) side of the hull.
 
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Of the last three...
  1. Good separation of the boat from the water but the image appears overall flat.
  2. No separation between the boat and the dark water.
  3. Good separation of the boat from the water with enjoyable contrast overall throughout the image. This one is the winner for me.
Thanks for the critique. I agree with you that #3 is best.
 
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1st one - too dull.
2nd - highlights seem overblown
3rd - Best balance to me. Like the reflection of the water on the right (starboard) side of the hull.
Thanks for you critique. I agree with #3 being best.
 

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