Good morning, phoneography challengers!
It’s the third Monday of the month, so Sally challenges us to post a black and white photo, which highlights an intriguing shot taken with our cellphone cameras. Here’s a photo taken this summer of the Trump Tower along the waterfront in Chicago. I was intrigued by the skyline mirrored on the building’s surface. Here’s the shot in black and white:
To the original image, I applied a “fresco” filter, which highlighted the strong angular lines of the building. Then, I converted it into black and white. I like the granularity of the sky in the black and white and the contrast between the “old world” monochromatic look and this ultra-modern building.
Now, compare this shot to the original color image below. As you can see, you lose some of the clouds reflected in the building in the black and white version. Does this matter to you? Which shot do you prefer? Why?
As always, I thank you for your feedback, which is sharpening my “critical eye” and helping me focus on creating stronger images.
Here are this week’s challengers: