Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black and White (Architecture)



As it happens, Sally at Lens and Pens also picked an architectural subject for this week’s phoneography Black and White theme. And with a lot of contrast, architecture is often the perfect subject in monochrome.

This group of buildings spans three decades, eighties, nineties and noughties with a brighter foreground of more recent years. Modern history of a city of 35 years told in three buildings.

These photos were taken with an aging Nexus 4, and I applied a few basic filters (just for fun) through Picasa.


Focal Black and White

Film grain

Film grain – not my favourite result

and the original:

Original colour photo

Original colour photo

I think the focal black and white, which teases the viewer with a taste of colour, yet retains the cold rigidity in the architectural forms and for that reason, is my favourite. What do you think?

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About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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10 Responses to Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black and White (Architecture)

  1. The first and last are striking and easily my favorites. Well done. Happy Photo Challenge.

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  3. M-R says:

    I entirely agree about B&W being great for architecture, Amanda – and imo, that’s the best one. 🙂

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  4. Great photo. I like the touch of colour. 😍 just to be different. 😍

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  5. I agree with the focal B&W being my favorite.



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