Photo 101: Architecture and Monochrome

Some photos for today’s theme of “architecture”. I didn’t have any time to take any new photos for the assignment so I am falling back on earlier ones. Clearly, there’s quite a number to choose from for me so here are a few of my favourites.

St Chapelle
The floor to ceiling stained glass windows of St Chapelle in Paris. An architectural feat of its time replacing structural walls with just plain glass!


Looking through the buttresses of the Duomo in Milan. The design of the flying buttress enabled a myriad of high ceiling Gothic style churches which we have come to treasure.
A house in Morocco which we thought was architecturally interesting!
Last but not least, nature have their own architectural wonders like these wasps in my back garden building their nest.

The last part of the assignment called for using monochrome. I tried it out on this gate in Santorini. First I present the monochrome version below


Then the original (which would have made a good photo for the previous assignment, a pop of colour!)


Hmm, what do you think? I reckon I need a bit more work understanding the subtleties with monochrome shots. By the way, if you are interested Photo Roberts blog has quite a number of black and white shots that I think is done quite well. Feel free to check it out.


6 thoughts on “Photo 101: Architecture and Monochrome

  1. 🙂 Wow, some beautiful pictures you are showing us there. Thank you!
    The wasps building the nests are fascinating. And the house in Morocco looks like it will fall over shortly.
    Have a very HAPPY day! 🙂

  2. I think the gate looks better in colour. But I think the Duomo in Milan would look good in Monochrome,

    1. Thanks for commenting! And I think so too. I have been playing about with monochrome a bit more. Learning to use it to take photos to exude an emotion or atmosphere. Probably works better with subjects rather than buildings

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