Today, look for architectural elements that translate into black and white: sharp lines, patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors.
This is the last day of my course, so I took two different scenarios in monochrome.
I photographed all types of architectural structures. The windows and door frame of the Cathedral, the ferry port building, the concert stadium but I wasn’t happy with any of these.
I ended up with an overall picture of the Mairie de Papeete which is the Townhall . The building is rather elegant and lends itself to a photo in both colour or black and white.
I felt a monochrome photograph made the building look like a little piece of history waiting to be told.
I couldn’t resist a picture of the men thatching the roof of this next building. The building is a humble toilet block in the Papeete Paofai Park. I thought the scene looked like something out of a bygone era. But instead of thatching the roof reed by reed, it comes in ready thatched strips a couple of meters long, ingenious.
I was testing out the different monochrome shades in these photos.
Of all the monochrome photos, I like the Mairie Town Hall photo best.
I will have fun experimenting with my photography in the future.