Monday, June 29, 2009

Monochrome Monday



A second photo of the Mennonites singing on the Common. Their voices were heavenly.

You can see more monochromes hosted at Aileni's Home of Mononchrome Maniacs.

25 comments:

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Your Mennonite photo is PERFECT for black and white. I can almost hear the music!

slim said...

This subject works exceptionally well in black and white; it harkens to simpler times.

Regina said...

Beautiful and classic. Well done.

magiceye said...

a classic indeed!

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a difference between this shot and the one in the post below. Black and white certainly makes a statement. Take away the color and you're left with just the story.

Kcalpesh said...

Awesome black & white picture... absolute vintage look!!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

a photo tells such a story. this photo looks like it could be out of the 1950s

Vogon Poet said...

I have never seen a B&W looking so true... Very nice shot.

Robin said...

Beautiful, and so classic in black and white. If not for the mike stands you'd think it was a hundred years ago.

joo said...

In balacka nad white they look even better! Very stylish.
Have a nice week:)

Aileni said...

Another old world scene like I felt with Greensboro's shot.

RuneE said...

I got an instant flash-back to the 30s - well done!

Malyss said...

It seems YOU are ready! :-)))
The B&W makes a better shot, because we don't see the colors and the today things, but our eyes are attracted by their old fashion clothes, and their hats.Those people made an art of Simplicity, and B&W underlines it.

Dan said...

Fantastic;-) This picture is so B&W...

ennbee said...

now, THAT'S a mennonite!

:)

brattcat said...

It's not just the b&w that makes the difference, but the cropping. So interesting, the choices we make and how those choices impact the experience of the viewer of the image.

B SQUARED said...

Came across an interesting web site the other day, something like "These mennonite girls can cook." For some reason, this shot reminds me of it.

Lois said...

It does look like an old photo. The picture is heavenly too!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear friend!Another fabulous b & w picture!
Léia :-)

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Great mono image. :-)

Daryl said...

I can almost hear them .. lovely shot!

Jacob said...

The B&W gives the women's 19th century dresses a stark, other-worldly appearance.

Torsdag said...

This can't live with colour.
Beautiful scenerie.
Hartmut

Starnitesky said...

I compared this photo with the one below, monochrome certainly enhances the subect.

Kitty said...

Beautiful! Monochrome does suit them - there's a constancy about them.