Monochrome in colour: creating an impact
In photography the word ‘monochrome’ is usually used to describe black and white images. But although all black and white photos are monochrome photos, not all monochrome photos have to be black and white. Monochrome comes from the Greek monochromos meaning ‘having one colour’. But why shouldn’t that one colour be green, beige, or orange? Or for that matter, grey, red or blue?
Using shades of just one colour can create striking pictures that really capture the mood of a place. Such images can be restful on the eye or can really pack a punch, depending on the colour involved. Care needs to be taken, however, to ensure that the composition is sufficiently interesting; we are aiming for monochrome, not monotony!
I have long enjoyed taking such photos; they often prove to be my favourite and most memorable images. So when I saw that this week’s challenge from Cee in her ‘Fun Foto Challenge’ was to share photos with ‘90% all one colour’, I just had to have a go! Here’s a selection of my favourite shots that fit that theme, taken on my travels around the world.
[Click on the images to see them larger and captioned]
A beautiful series, Sarah. I love the opening image and the musshroom. The owl is stunning.
Thank you for the lovely comment Amy, and for the follow
Congratulations! I have selected your post to be featured in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
I sure hope you have a fabulous day!
Thank you so much Cee 😀
Oh what a stunning gallery of photos for this week. Way to hard to pick a favorite. Thanks so much for playing this week ;D
Thanks Cee, I enjoyed the challenge!
These are ALL wonderful!! I love the pink color of that door. North Korea huh? I am sure there is a good story there 🙂
Thank you Pam 🙂 Oh yes, I have a mountain of North Korea stories! There are a few here on this blog if you’re interested – listed under Destinations/DPRK. And no doubt more to come as it really was quite an experience 😀
I will definitely read up! Something to look forward to!
You take such wonderful photos Sarah!
Thank you Anna, you’re too kind 😀
I remember some of these from your earlier posts, especially the tea plantation and I believe also the glacier.
Hi Don – yes, these are all from my ‘archive’ and I would have used a number of them in my TravellersPoint posts I think, although probably not the pink door from Wapping and I think not the grey owl either?