The Baltic in Black and White

Glyptotek Hallway

Glyptotek Hallway

Mostly I shoot color because that is the native mode of digital photography.  However, I found a few scenes here that looked good in monochrome.  These were shot in five different European countries.

35 responses

  1. good one..

    August 8, 2013 at 10:22 am

  2. Like them all – B&W does work for each of these. My favorite is “Bigfoot” – as I am partial to industrial images. Also the abstracts are right up there as well.

    August 8, 2013 at 10:32 am

    • Thank you Robert. I have a few other B&W images posted from the trip simply because I did not think to organize things that way until after I had made a few posts. In the past I posted as I went, but I am transitioning to collecting everything from the trip and organizing it when I get home. It is certainly easier to edit on my fast desktop than on a much slower notebook.

      August 8, 2013 at 10:36 am

      • Yes, when I went down to PA – I was stuck posting from my in-laws computer with DSL – very slow. Funny how we get used to a particular speed.

        August 8, 2013 at 11:15 am

  3. nice work!

    August 8, 2013 at 10:46 am

  4. I enjoy the change-up. Monochrome works well for me, so thanks. I’m especially appreciative of Hobbit Hole. You captured it well.

    August 8, 2013 at 10:52 am

  5. Memorable monochromes–well done.

    August 8, 2013 at 11:06 am

  6. You could set my settings and I could stand right by you and take pictures and I still couldn’t do that. Your work is beautiful. Hobbit Hole is awesome.

    August 8, 2013 at 11:39 am

  7. interesting geometric work…

    August 8, 2013 at 11:56 am

  8. Tracy

    I think b/w works well for these, I love the details it can bring out.

    August 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm

  9. I agree, there is something romantic about black & white

    August 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm

  10. These are absolutely lovely!!

    August 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm

  11. B&W quality photos, there is just something about them that make you imagine colour.

    August 8, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  12. They do look very good in monochrome. I particularly like the zig zags and the Viking Burial ship.

    August 8, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    • Thank you. Neither of those had any real color in them to start with.

      August 9, 2013 at 6:37 am

  13. Thank you for liking “Unusual Advertising Vehicles.” I enjoyed looking at the geometric patterns and shapes in these photos. I agree that these photos look great in monochrome. I think monochrome makes these patterns and shapes stand out more than they would if the pictures were taken in color. I have been a fan of your black-and-white photography ever since I saw “Gargoyle Tree,” and I look forward to seeing more of your monochrome pictures in the future. :)

    August 9, 2013 at 3:44 am

    • Please do not be disappointed, but I do not participate in referral awards.

      August 9, 2013 at 8:16 am

      • I totally understand! When I first looked at it I was reminded of a chain letter :)…but, I was having a bad week, so I thought I would let you all know how I felt about your support. It doesn’t need to travel further :). I love your posts/ photography!!!!

        August 9, 2013 at 8:27 am

  14. love the monochromatic look to these shots…works wonderfully well for them all! someone told me eliminating the color takes way the distractions leaving the textures, contrasts & detail…

    August 9, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    • Heather, removing distractions is true. It is a matter of choices and it is best to stay open to all alternatives.

      August 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      • Of course, it is all a choice…but being open is learning

        August 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm

  15. pdlyons

    sometimes it is as simple as black and white. always partial to stair ways – up or down.

    August 18, 2013 at 8:23 am

    • The stairs with the statue has turned out to be a favorite.

      August 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

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