FAR AWAY, IN THE DISTANCE: CEE’S BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Far Away in the Distance

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Black-and-white — monochrome — may be the perfect way to capture the mood, shape, and form.

Amherst Inn, December 2013

Architecture is often at its finest in black-and-white, emphasizing form and texture. Black and white can also convey a sense of mystery. Or, by stripping away the distraction of color, focus our eyes on a different point in space.

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Categories: Architecture, Black & White, Challenges, Photography

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12 replies

  1. Oh, how I do love all of your pictures of “shiny” cars taken in the dark. I think it takes a special kind of photographer who can really make black and white come alive, and you are definitely one of those!

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  2. Black and white is more than simply vintage, it is classy.

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    • Thank you. Black and white shows the bones — the composition — of a photograph. I’ve always been glad I started out working in black and white film. I learned the basics of photography in a way I could never have learned it working in digital color.

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  3. Your last is my favorite- but I love them all!

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  4. Marilyn I really adore your shots this week. Especially your first one. Thanks ever so much for participating. 🙂

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    • You are welcome. I don’t get to do a lot of city night photography since the only real city I ever am in after dark is Boston … and that, maybe twice a year on a good year. But that picture really worked for me 🙂

      The old inn is my favorite black and white conversion. The inn (Amherst, Massachusetts) has whitewashed bricks and it’s huge. No matter what I did with it, it didn’t look right … until it became black and white and then, everything came together. Architecture seems to love black and white.

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  5. To me the older the building the better it looks in B&W.

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