Friday, March 05, 2010

Thematic Photographic: Monochromatic

Looking over my travel photos, I find that those taken in low light - mostly in the evening - seem to call the most to be rendered in black and white. Earlier in the day, strong colour calls to me. In the evening, it's the moods, the shapes, the contrast of tones that ask to be photographed. Here are a couple that didn't have much colour to begin with - and what they had, I have removed in Photoshop. The first, I showed in colour a few posts ago. The second, a shot of Lake Wanaka in the evening (while we waited for our Indian takeaways to be ready), I haven't shown before.

More monochromatic photos this week at Carmi's Thematic Photographic here.


Kay McKenzie Cooke. said...

The black and white effect in any photo is certainly more moody. I esp. love your Lake Wanaka photo. Very atmospheric.

g said...

Wow, what interesting shapes in that top photo. I must go look at it's other incarnation.

Great monochromes!

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

loving that watery one,,,,,,

leonie.wise said...

these are lovely! i particularly like the cairn... mostly because i can't resist building them myself whenever the opportunity presents itself


Carmi said...

I love how time of day plays such an important role in the mood of a particular scene - and how different forms of light can push us, subtly, toward a monochrome end result.

You've captured such peace in both of these moments. I'll keep your lessons in mind the next time I head out amid a setting sun.