neglected gate

What lies beyond this garden wall and its gate? What adventures and discoveries will you find? Will it be an overgrown garden? Does the path lead to an abandoned house?

Great photography starts with the artist’s eye for composition and a profound understanding of light. The simple turning of an image from colour to black and white changes the perception of what the image is. The black and white image is somewhat haunting and suggests neglect and abandonment. Colour provides subtext to an image and influences how I perceive it. The colour version of this image shows lush green growth and suggests the coming of spring. 

Which version do you like better?