For me, monochrome photos always seem more cinematic. The stories that come to mind are almost always related to old monster movies from the 1950s… which are invariably in black and white. It seems to me that the directors had to be more experienced with traditional photography to frame their shots. Perhaps because they so often started scenes with still shots and pulled out to allow the action to unfold. In this scene, we could imagine the creature (from the black lagoon) lurking just below the surface of the water and we are witnessing the point of view of his next victim doing a double-take at seeing something move in the water.
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