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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 4

A little bit of a different approach for my Monochrome Monday post. This week, I’m going to be selfish and put my submission for the upcoming Monochrome Madness first,  and then talk about my favorites from last week’s Monochrome Madness.

My submission for this week is a picture of my 7-year old niece Alanis. She was with us for part of our week-long vacation in Ocean City, New Jersey. I took this picture the first day we were there and I was just trying to get some decent and somewhat candid pictures of everyone and this one came out really well. My mom was actually the one who suggested I convert this specific photo into black and white and I’m really happy with how it came out.


My two favorite pictures from last week came from two bloggers I hadn’t previously looked into before and I’m happy that they submitted their pictures last week. Because I’ve been at the beach for the last week, I was a little partial to pictures taken by the water.

First, I have pkphotooftheday‘s picture entitled Foggy Morning at Lake Clear. I always seem to have a hard time getting good pictures in foggy weather and I really liked this one with the boat sitting motionless on the calm water.


My second favorite photo from last week was submitted by Tide Line Still Life. The reason why I liked this picture so much is because of the texture of the clouds along with the rays of light coming through. It really makes for a cool effect when processed in black and white.


As usual, I have some more pictures that I processed into monochrome that didn’t quite make the cut for my submission for the coming week and here they are:

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

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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Monochromatic Mastery…at least getting there

So I ended up having some extra time last night and today so I went through a bunch of my pictures and tried to picture the ones that would look best processed in some kind of black and white or sepia tone. Some of my pictures go back up to two years from locations like the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Washington, DC, and the University of Pittsburgh. Enjoy these pictures and please give me some feedback! Compliments or critiques are highly appreciated! I’m hoping to submit some work for next week’s Monochrome Madness!