Bethesda – In Monochrome

This continues the series I shot while walking around where I work.  These images tend to be more structural and more random in style.  While the color set didn’t have a theme to it either there was some cohesion with the the visual elements.  I think the absence of color allows you to focus on the tones and textures versus the color.  Just because an image doesn’t have color doesn’t mean that there is an absent of it.  While its called tones the reality is there are grays, blacks, and whites going on.  All of which are colors.  These like the color were shot on my OMD-EM1, OMD-EM5, and Ricoh GR. Enjoy.

This is all about the crane reflection in the window.  When it was in color the crane got lost but this makes it stand out.

Bethesda in Monochrome

This was a rather boring picture of the building I had intended to shoot.  When I converted it, the beams and light became much more noticable.

Bethesda in Monochrome

This is a consignment shop I think.  I drive past it almost every day when I go to work.  I really liked the light hitting the bench with the dress mannequin sitting there in the window.

Bethesda in Monochrome

I have attempted to shoot this stairway many times but this is the first time I nailed it.  I just really like the textures going on all over the place and the sense of depth you get.

Bethesda in Monochrome

This is the monochrome version of the building I showed yesterday.

Bethesda - In Monochrome

I love ivy in black and white.  It just comes out so different.  This is the same ivy from the picture above but depending on how the light hits it and the focal length used the leaves are different color.

Bethesda - In Monochrome

This is a building row that I am guessing used to house auto garages.  I have seen clubs come in there and none last longer then a few months then go.  The building sits abandoned now and I have no idea why considering real estate prices in there area. While it doesn’t show the state of the building it just like the empty feeling the image gives.

Bethesda - In Monochrome

This is just one of those shot for the light.  I liked how it hit the windows and then darkened in the corners.

Bethesda - In Monochrome