Photography 101 Day 12: Architecture & Monochrome

From geometric patterns on skyscrapers to the ironwork on historical buildings, there are many opportunities to capture the beauty and complexity of architecture.

Train your eye to look for architectural elements that translate in black and white: sharp lines and patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors.

My son, Josh, was in his second year at West Point when I took these photos.  I had driven from New Hampshire to spend the weekend with him.  We decided to take a trip into New York City.  The following are photos that I captured in the big  city, save for the first one which is a caption of a stained glass window at West Point.

Be sure to click on each photo for a better view 

Stained Glass taken on the campus of West Point.
Stained Glass taken on the campus of West Point.

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View of NYC from Ellis Island
View of NYC from Ellis Island
My son Josh with NYC in the background
My son Josh with NYC in the background
Inside building on Ellis Island. This is where the immigrants congregated after leaving their ships.
Inside building on Ellis Island. This is where the immigrants congregated after leaving their ships.
Josh gazing at the sights of Time Square
Josh gazing at the sights of Time Square
View from Empire State Building
View from Empire State Building
Another birds eye view
Another birds eye view
Our dear lady of liberty
Our dear lady of liberty
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6 thoughts on “Photography 101 Day 12: Architecture & Monochrome

  1. All very nice photos! That view of Ellis island from the pier (I’m guessing) with the pieces of ply covering the walkway . . . that I really like. Great job!

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