I prefer the color version. The background texture fits perfect.
I like both versions, but leaning slightly to the B&W because of the contrast.
I love the color version …
The subject is outstanding against that beautiful background. I am referring to the color version.
I too love both versions, but #2 (BW) has the edge IMHO.
Color. The B&W is not tonally diverse enough, or have enough contrast.
So delicate. Color for sure.