Saturday, February 23, 2013

Focus on Life - Week 8 - Monochromatic





Sally's prompt this week was monochromatic.
Monochromatic photos evoke strong emotion. 
They tell a story so differently then seeing the multi layered colors usually present.

I chose to use a photo I took many years ago in Wales.
To this day it is still one of my favorite black and white photos that I've ever taken.



The place is Tintern Abbey.
It is a place of grandeur, magnificent lore and is hauntingly beautiful.
I remember sitting in the grasses surrounding the Abbey 
and being in complete awe of it's size and beauty.
To me there was no other way to capture it's history and grace than through black and white.

Want to see what others have captured this week...
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21 comments:

Shel said...

This is such an amazing shot - I want to go there so badly now! It does looking 'hauntingly' beautiful.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous! It looks so still and somber.

Tanya said...

That is really stunning! The detail of the stone comes out so well.

AntiquityTravelers said...

this is just stunningly beautiful! I would so love to visit Wales!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Oh, my word! Such a fascinating place and what a great shot you got. You must have gotten goosebumps visiting a place with so much history. I followed the link you gave. Magical!

SueBeads said...

Fantastic photo! I love the UK, but have never been to wales and really want to!

Beti Horvath said...

A beautiful black and white original!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Your picture makes me want to see it in person.

koko said...

I can see why it's a favorite shot! I love too!

Becky Pancake said...

Stunning pic. It shows grandeur and depth. I can see why it is your favorite.

thewovenspoke said...

Very beautiful, it makes me want to go visit Wales someday.

Cindy said...

I agree...black and white really captures the grandeur in a place like this Abbey....oh how I would love to wander around this old site...it is right up my alley. Thanks for taking us back in time with your picture!

Annette said...

Wow Meeling! This photo is phenomenal. This is what black and white is all about! And I really want to go there one day!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

What a great image! I can certainly see why you treasure it so.

A Polymer Penchant said...

What a gorgeous shot! I bet it looms large in real life

Claire said...

one of my favourite places!! have you ever read the poem by wordsworth? http://www.rc.umd.edu/rchs/reader/tabbey.html
a stunning photo of a magical place :)

Kashmira said...

Gasp! This is an amazing shot! Love it! Need to go look up this place now...thank you :)

Janet Bocciardi said...

So much texture! Definitely an excellent example of the power of mono!

lisaroyhandbags said...

What a beautiful shot! Details really do come through in black and white :)

Karen Williams said...

And ethereal photo of an amazing place! My husband lived in Wales for several months after graduating from college. We visited Wales for our honeymoon and he took me to see Tintern abbey. Haven't seen it since. :)

Additionsstyle said...

Amazing photo, and you are correct black and white made it very powerful! I bet it was awe inspiring to sit there and just soak in the view.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

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