Static, Dramatic and Ecstatic Monochromatic and Achromatic


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”

Monochromatic properly refers to any picture predominately in tones of one shade, so it doesn’t have to be confined to greyscale.  This rather hypnotic one of beach sand seems to fit.

Monochromatic 3

However, when it comes to photographic contrasts in black and white, more properly referred to as Achromatic, I like these two renditions of the same photograph of the granddaughters on the beach path.

Monochromatic 1

Dark and somewhat gloomy with, I believe, rather interesting aspects of framing and balance.

Monochrome 2

The same picture zoomed in, with tones adjusted for a different frame, focus and mood.

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14 Responses to Static, Dramatic and Ecstatic Monochromatic and Achromatic

  1. Sonel says:

    Great interpretation and photos Col. Love the colours of the sand on the beach. Black and white shots are also always a winner. 😀

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  2. Tokeloshe says:

    I love the photos of the beaches path.

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  3. Mooi soos foto’s soos altyd

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  4. The spooky one had me worried for the children. I like the zoomed one much better!

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  5. Ruth2Day says:

    great photos. the black and white are the best for me

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  7. Love your choice of photos, Cal, especially the last two.

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  8. I like your definition of monochromatic which makes sense as all pretentious photogs seem to refer to b&w as monochromatic. Not b&w which lay people like me say.

    Interesting the total difference in the two b&w pix. First one looks like something ominously eerie. Hanging Rock comes to mind.

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    • colonialist says:

      I think the photogs confuse themselves, even when they seem to understand the distinction.
      I had fun converting a basically cheerful scene into something a bit spooky, and then contrasting it with the introduction of another mood.

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