It’s Monochrome Madness time again!
Once again I found myself at Preservation Park in Oakland, California. This tiny park packs a picturesque punch with colorful foliage and Victorian architecture. The park is actually a re-creation of a Victorian neighborhood where they hold events and meetings. Last time I was here I focused on the beautiful flowers and I wanted to get back to try my hand at the architecture. (Whew, all that hammering has made me tired, lol.)
I love looking for contrast now and am starting to see it more which is encouraging. When I first started photography, all I could think of was color. Don’t get me wrong, I still adore color and even in color photographs contrast is important. What I’ve noticed, though, is that looking for B&W images before I take the picture rather than converting a previous image I didn’t initially intend for B&W is a different skill set. At least that’s what it seems to me. I’m hoping the intent shows in my images whether it be B&W or color. I will say, this challenge has been invaluable in teaching me to look for light which is paramount to all photographs.
The entire challenge can be found here on Leanne Cole’s Site “Monochrome Madness” so please check it out. There are so many good photographers there!