Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Monochrome - TP and Good Fences

Carmi has offered 

MONOCHROME



"You don't take a photograph, you make it."
Ansel Adams

as this week's theme.
for 


And
I'm joining with


"Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second."
Marc Riboud




Monochrome

or



Color?





All photographs are momento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person's (or thing's) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment, and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt."
Susan Sontag




Say hello to Emmie my constant buddy for the last few days.





"The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality,
 and eventually in one's own."
Susan Sontag




"Time exists in order that everything doesn't happen all at once,
and space exists so it doesn't all happen to you."
Susan Sontag


Photographs make time stand still.



"Photography takes an instant out of time,
altering life by holding it still."
Dorothea Lange

Thank you for stopping by to share my moments in monochrome and color but mostly thanks for just being here,
you make my day brighter.
Take good care of you.

18 comments:

Gail said...

Both are beautiful but I think the monochromatic brings out the details that the color hides.

Have a blessed weekend.

Peggy Jones said...

Like the quotes you used. I find it hard to choose which I like best. I guess it depends on what you are shooting for. Yes the mono gives a great detail.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love the contrasts of the two styles. I find it interesting to look at the differences in how I view the photos.

Tanya Breese said...

i always enjoy my visits here...your style is so unique! noticing the vegas booklet, then and now...i have to say i prefer the old vegas...i have so many great memories of going as a kid, even though it wasn't a "family" place then but we lived within a days drive and my family loved vegas and my cousins and i would play in the old circus circus while the adults went about their gambling business lol...the old days!

Bob Scotney said...

The angled composition of the first shot makes it really stand out.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

yep...gnomes need to be in color

TexWisGirl said...

i like the effect b&w has on the moods of photos. thanks, karen.

Christine said...

The quotes are wonderful and inspiring and the photos you made and shared are poignant. Lovely!

Elephant's Child said...

Brilliant.
I like your buddy too.

Ida said...

Nice fences and some great BW shots. Your little companion is a cutie.

Felicia said...

i agree 100% with Ansel and always try to say "make" when writing about images.

Debbie said...

b&w is cool, it's interesting to see the images both ways!!!!

Gilly said...

Great shots. All of them but that one of the clouds is superb!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Do gnomes have more power in color or monochromatic worlds?
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Tony McGurk said...

I really like the angle you took the 1st photo at. I never think of that but as a newbie to photography I'm picking up more tips & ideas as I go along.

carmilevy said...

Hi Karen! I'm struck by the perspective lines in this series: Monochrome seems to really bring them out and sear them into my brain. I like how you think visually!

kaykuala said...

Black and White has a certain kind of nostalgia one misses seeing now!

Hank

Nicole said...

First windy photo pierce through the skin. It's full of children's excitement and makes me smile. Monochrome is always so deep feeling.