Lens-artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome

Well, I’ve been a bit preoccupied this week, and have suddenly realised that I haven’t posted for ‘Monochrome’……time to rectify that!

Monochrome as B&W, but hopefully showing some different moods. I’ll show a few images with a bit of drama to start with.

Firstly an experiment with the light of a candle:

Grunge drama and texture, this is a favourite image:

Street scene, Erice, Sicily

Some drama from the oppressive clouds and sidelight on the ruins:

Craco Vecchia

Next up, a low contrast monochrome image from a dull, mizzly day at the slate quarries of North Wales, not quite Monochrome I’m sorry to say

Relics of a slate mining past

textures of pebbles on the beach, geometric shapes of the groynes on the beach:

I chose monochrome for this image, to allow the steam from the man’s exhaled breath to show, and give the viewer the impression of a crisp, cold day:

Backlit in the cold

And here we have a single colour against the monochrome, giving a quite dramatic separation of elements I the image:

Linked to Lens-artist’s Photo Challenge at Patti’s here


  1. Well done with the candle. Such definition of the flame is hard to accomplish. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Excellent photos. Love the candle light, and the stone textures in various pictures. Very nice.

  3. Beautiful! The one with the castle would inspire an amazing fantasy movie.

  4. Ah, beautiful, Sue! You know I love that street scene from Sicily – your favorite too.And the last one – as you say “right up my street”!

  5. Love the hips or haws!

  6. Lovely gallery Amy 🙂
    ps Thanks for the stroll around my posts

  7. The second is my clear favourite, but I like the ‘breathing’ man and the hips very much too. 🙂 🙂 Everything alright, Sue? It’s been a busy one here, and I managed to fall heavily and bruise a few ribs too. 😦 Growing old disgracefully, did someone call it?

  8. Loved the candle Sue as well as the closing image. Excellent post for the challenge

  9. Loving that street shot of Sicily

  10. A wonderful collection, Sue. I love the shot of Erice and the man at the lake.

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