A monochrome moment in the park captures the drama of this captured leaf.
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less) from Ben has given me the perfect excuse to open up the archives once again and revisit a never-to-be-forgotten afternoon nearly fifty years ago shooting rehearsals at Covent Garden in London. You may remember my other archival visit in response to the Photo Challenge: Broken last May, which I cheekily entitled “Peeping Beauty”. As I wrote then, my negatives are as pristine today in their protective sleeves as they were all those years ago.
Although I love the convenience of modern day digital photography, I have to confess there is something magical about 35 mm film as I think back and remember waiting anxiously for those images to slowly appear in the dim orange light of the photographic dark room.
I hope you’ll agree the image I have chosen has “the air of weightlessness” about it that Ben has asked us for.
Photography 101: Architecture – Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.
My submission to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness Week 34, with a little colorful modification, is the sparkling crystal chandelier from the Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction. Visit Leanne’s blog to see all the other Monochrome Madness images in her wonderful gallery this week; you won’t be disappointed.
Although I took this photo over forty years ago the memory of the moment is as fresh as if it were yesterday. As to the title, a number of ideas came to mind, Heat Wave, Wavelength, Wave to the camera, but none was quite what I wanted. I chose Arpeggio to suggest all the different sounds coming from the wave crashing against the walkway in rapid succession.
Please visit Leanne Cole’s blog to see all of the great submissions to today’s Monochrome Madness Gallery.
All right, I admit it is perhaps a slight exaggeration but hopefully it caught your attention. Let me explain… and there will be a poll at the end.
My recent post Monochrome Enchantment was inspired by a superb exhibition at the Andrew Smith Gallery in Santa Fe of the works of Ansel Adams. Landscape photography never looked more breathtaking and I came away in awe of the drama and beauty of Ansel Adams’s black and white view of the world and a greater understanding as to why he is considered one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century. Continue reading