Sunday, October 19, 2008

Monochrome Monday Maniac

Monochrome Monday is the brainchild of Aileni and if you're interested, go to his site HERE to check out photos from other participants. And, as usual, just click the photo to enlarge it.


Last week, I was longing to be back in Italy where I toured for a month back in the fall of 2006. So I posted a photo for Skywatch Friday of an area in Tuscany that was so beautiful and scenic. In keeping with my desire to be back in Italy, I thought I'd post this shot, taken in Sovana on a blistering hot day. After wandering around the town, I headed back to the parking area, hoping that everyone else would hurry up so we could get into the air-conditioned car. As I was waiting, I noticed the back of this brick house, so I hopped up onto the concrete ledge beside the car and took the shot. When I uploaded it, I noticed all the shadow effects so changed it to black and white to see how it would look. I like it much better than in the original colour. Hope you like it, too.

19 comments:

Aileni said...

You were right - it does make a really good B&W.
Yes that is a hang-glider. I was able to give the pilot a copy of this picture.

Dragonstar said...

Yes, it's an excellent shot. Unmistakably Italian, too. Who needs colour?!!

magiceye said...

this is lovely...

babooshka said...

No colour needed. It so sparlkling an image just fizzing of Italy.

Life as I see it said...

It is very alike. it is very fun well done

Greyscale Territory said...

Shadow effects always add such character to old buildings! Lovely shot!

me ann my camera said...

The black and white highlights the beautiful texturing on the brick and roof. Lovely!
ann

Mojo said...

Red usually converts nicely to black & white. Like it did here!

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Perfect in black & white.

Carver said...

That's beautiful. It makes an excellent black and white shot.

Liz said...

M, yes, it makes a very good b&w shot.

onangelwings said...

Excellent black and white photo. I bet it looked good in color too.

mannanan said...

Yes perfect monochrome capture. Shadows work particularly well.

Daryl said...

Works perfectly .. Italy is one of my very favorite places to holiday

:-Daryl

Catherine said...

Cypress! that's an essential detail-frame on an Italian picture!
Well done. B&W gives a peaceful effect.

Jonna said...

What a beautiful shot. the contrast is quite lovely.

starnitesky said...

The shadows do make this photos, just right.

(I didn't post today - I ran out of time)

Nydia said...

Hi, Leslie!
Beautiful photo, with dramatic shades. It's like an art lesson about shadows I had at school.

Kisses from Nydia.

Denise said...

What a beautiful photo, wish I could get on the plane to Italy tomorrow!