Saturday, July 22, 2017

EAST SIDE SCENES IN B & W

I spent a little time recently on Milwaukee's East Side and decided that most of the shots I got worked best as black & whites.

First was the North Avenue water tower.  Built in 1873 of locally quarried limestone, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.   Currently, it is under restoration.  As a result, it is fenced off and ornamented with a crane to help with tuckpointing work on the exterior.  Because of the construction and the crane, it was not going to work to take traditional photos of the tower.  Here is what I did get.



While I was in the neighborhood, I took a few photos of a hospital that has interesting, if somewhat dated architectural lines.




I was just fooling around with this last shot, turning the midday sky black and softening the overall sharpness.  A little weird, I thought.

Finally, I paid a visit to the lighthouse at Lake Park.


I'm not sure why I turned the sky black in this shot.  Perhaps I wanted to create a contrast between the lighthouse and the sky.

Here is an abstract closeup of the tower's rivet work, a shot that perhaps only I could like.


Finally, near the lighthouse are a number of ornamental lion sculptures.


Here my goal was to position the lion in front of dark background foliage.

John

1 comment:

  1. Incredible pictures in Black & White

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