Monday, March 02, 2009

Monochrome Monday--"Anselized" Grand Canyon


This is the first altered photo I've posted for MM. Usually, I take monos of whatever strikes my fancy, but this time, I thought I'd dig a color photo out of the archives and use computer software to turn it into monochrome. I took this particular shot (in color) during my Arizona trip last October.

While looking through a book of Ansel Adams' work in a coffeehouse a few weeks back, I realized that I had a color photo similar to a mono he'd taken of the Grand Canyon, so I thought it would be fun to use a Grand Canyon picture this week. Since I'm also interested in parks of the western US, maybe next time I visit one I'll think to take some monos along with the color photos.

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9 comments:

Aileni said...

You just sent me to look at my own AA book. Your subject is correct but I think he would have looked for more contrast.
Good try though. Keep it coming.

Linnea W said...

That's nice. I like the contrast between the darker foreground and the lighter background. I too like to look at AA's work; he makes it look so easy, doesn't he! Enjoy the week...

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

A beautiful shot, looks great in mono. I bet that is a fantastic place to visit.

Paul Godin said...

Nice shot! I hope to some day visit the Grand Canyon.

Dina ... UK said...

Looks a great Canyon....
Perfect for monochrome.

Lilly said...

It looks out of this world. Great choice for a mono.

Robin said...

Classic and timeless. I'm with Aileni, too, I'd love to see it with a bit more contrast.

Patois said...

An excellent choice for mono'ing. Very beautiful.

BJ Roan said...

I like the contrast between foreground and background. I would enjoy seeing the color shot, as well.