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


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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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!


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


    • 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.


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


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


    • 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.


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


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