Photography 101- Architecture

Photo 101 today shares:

“As we explored yesterday, color is a powerful element in photography. But let’s not forget black and white, or monochrome, which can be very dramatic! Black, white, gray, and shades in between interact in the frame in dynamic ways.

Train your eye to look for architectural elements that translate in black and white: sharp lines and patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors.”

To show how dynamic different kinds of photography can be I uploaded photos in both color and black and white.  I love black and white images.  They seem to be moodier and more expressive.  I changed the black and white images using and did add the black edges.

This was a great experiment and I will use this technique more often now that I know how expressive it is.

Thanks for stopping by today.  By the way, the bird bath was frozen over in Pensacola this morning.  29 degrees F. is a wee bit TOO COLD for Florida!

Silver Threading

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Yes, I am drinking PG Tips in the morning!  BRRRRRR!

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on
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  1. The bend of the tree is beyond beautiful. You have a nice eye for interesting shots.

  2. Wow that IS cold for Florida—especially in November! lol

  3. Good to see the PG Tips is helping you warm up, Colleen. Keep warm 🙂

    • It has been cold and windy here all day. These are unusually cold temps for us. Yesterday it was 70 degrees F. in the morning, and dropped to 46 degrees F. by the afternoon. BRRRRR… PG Tips is my friend 😀

      • Now that is cold by Florida standards. Here in the UK it’s a barmy 52 and has been for the last week with on signs of a let up. Most of the shops are already selling winter coats at half price because it hasn’t been cold enough and they have far too much stock left. Grab yourself a bargain I say, Colleen 🙂 Before we know it they will have shorts and swimwear back in the shops.

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