Monochrome: Texture & Contrast

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge has now reached Black & White and as a first stage is focussing on texture and contrast. Here are some images that incorporate both these key elements of monochrome images.

This camellia flower was actually a gorgeous shade of purple, but the monochrome brings out the texture of the leaves very well, while the greater contrast enhances the perception of detail at the heart of the flower :

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This little imp sits on an electricity pylon, contrasting well with the texture of the concrete post, in the small hamlet of Bonnefont, quite close to here:

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Monochrome also brings out the texture in these carvings from Chartres Cathedral….

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…and the contrast in this dramatic skyscape

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2 Comments on “Monochrome: Texture & Contrast

  1. Pingback: Cee’s Compose Yourself Lesson – Gold Star Awards & Hiatus – Cee's Photography

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