Day Twelve: Architecture and Monochrome

Pictured here is an external hallway at the Flagler Museum in St. Augustine, Florida.  Notice how the design elements of arches and light fixtures are repeated numerous times.  The symmetry gives both structure and creates beauty.  The eye and brain like repeated elements.


Arches at Flagler Museum in St. Augustine, Florida

The following text is from the lesson assignment.  It explains it much better than I can, since this type of photography is still very new to me.

“Geometric patterns on skyscrapers to the ironwork on historical buildings, there are many opportunities to capture the beauty and complexity of architecture.

Black and white, or monochrome can be very dramatic!  Black, white, gray, and shades in between interact in dynamic ways.

When we talk about monochrome in photography, we’re referring to images developed or executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one color.

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.” 

I like to look at these type of images, but rarely shoot them.  Sounds like another opportunity to try something new, to take some risks, to learn and to expand my horizons.

Thanks for taking “A Second Look”.


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