As I was thinking of this post about opposites, I was wondering what tack to take when writing about this photo. First there was the difference between the ruins and the modern Cathedral. The ruins were the site of a monastery that has its origins around 633. The Cathedral in the background has been updated as recently as 2010, and has a fairly modern feel to it. Then there is the photo I took. The black and white version being quite different from the original shown below.
In addition to the obvious color to black and white conversion, I cropped the photo and sharpened it in Photoshop. I used Lightroom for the black and white adjustments and the vignette effect.
This photo was taken with my point and shoot camera. As many of you know, I am in the process of moving from the US to England, which will be my home for the next few years. While we have arrived here in England, our furniture, including my bigger camera is not here yet. I’m happy that I have my smaller camera with me, but one downside to the camera is that is does not have a viewfinder. On a sunny day, like the one that I took this on, it is hard to tell what exactly you are getting a photo of.
In this case, the original was pretty off from what I wanted in the photo, but what do you think? Do you think this works as a black and white? Feel free to leave a comment below.