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iPhone Photo of the Week (Week 12)

It’s been a busy week and I have not been blogging as much as I would like, but I have enough time to do a quick iPhone Photo of the Week post. This picture comes from a bike ride I took with my parents last week around Pittsburgh. A wedding ceremony had just then taken place and you can see the bride in the bottom of the picture. I chose this as the photo of the week because of the church and I tried to use the HDR setting on my phone as well.

Saint Stainislaus Church at the end of Pittsburgh’s Strip District


Monochrome Monday: Week 5

My submission for Monochrome Monday this week is a picture of the City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is currently the tallest all stone (masonic) building in the world and it is definitely a beautiful structure. I was able to take this picture a couple weeks ago when my family, Ashley, and I went to Philly for a few hours. Ashley and I were able to walk around for an hour and a half and take pictures. I really like the way the lighting worked out in this one and how well the contrast looks in monochrome as well. The original picture is included in the gallery at the end of the post.


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Monochrome Monday: Week 3

Week 10 of Monochrome Madness was another amazing showcase of lots of awesome work done by so many people around the world. It really is cool to be able to participate in such a unique collaboration on a weekly basis.

My favorite picture this week was submitted by photographybykent. I’ve actually visited their blog multiple times in the past and even got a little bit of advice on my cherry blossom exploring and enjoyed seeing the progress of the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC. I really like this picture because of the architecture of the bridge, I like pictures taken from this perspective because of how it emphasizes the size of the structure and I also like the use of monochrome on a masonry structure. Thank you for sharing Robin!

brooklyn-bridge-robinskentMy runner-up this week was submitted by Lignum Draco of Etcetra Etcetera Etcetera.  I really like this submission, not just for it’s composition, but because you can see that not all the windows are the same (at least, what is behind them). I like to imagine what’s going on behind those windows and all of the experiences that are occurring behind those glass barriers. Thank you for the submission Lignum. Continue reading Monochrome Monday: Week 3

iPhone Photo of the Week (Week 7)

This past week has been a little crazy for me. Today is the last day of class and I worked a game for the last time this semester on Sunday. Friday (4/25) greeted us with rain, but the rain subsided in time for the 7pm baseball game. Because of the clouds, I knew there would be a good opportunity for a picture during the game so I patiently waited by the patio at the stadium waiting for the opportunity to arrive.  Continue reading iPhone Photo of the Week (Week 7)

Monochrome Monday: Week 2

Week two of monochrome monday is here and week 8 of Leanne Cole and Laura Macky’s Monochrome Madness has past and I continue to be inspired and amazed by the talent of the bloggers’ work that is displayed in these posts. It’s so hard to pick favorites, but these week I really liked Leanne’s photo of an old abandoned car at a place called Pink Lakes. To read more about it, visit her blog!

© Leanne Cole Photography
© Leanne Cole Photography

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Monochrome Monday: Week 1

After being inspired by the growing weekly challenge called “Monochrome Madness” started by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky, I’ve decided to create my own post on Mondays showing my contribution to the upcoming Monochrome Madness post as well as my favorite(s) from last week’s Monochrome Madness.

My favorite from last week’s post is Laura Macky’s submission. I love macro photography and I love taking pictures of flowers as well so this one caught my eye (it also helped that it is featured larger on the post, but wasn’t why I chose it). I’m curious as to what color the flower originally was, but I like how Laura chose to not do straight black-and-white but to give it a somewhat sepia tone.


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