23rd September 2002, 01:05 AM
23rd September 2002, 02:31 AM
Isn't it just a question of aesthetics and therefore personal preference? B&W and Sepia-tone prints are both monochromatic, just with a different colour (i.e. black vs reddish-brown). Which one you choose depends pretty much on what the photographer intends to convey. To me, B&W conveys a more neutral, detached and analytical mood, whereas sepia-tone tends to elicit a warmer, nostalgic feeling--but I admit that there may be people who feel completely the opposite! There is therefore no one-size-fits-all right answer to your question, IMHO.