Monochrome Mornings


β€œTo see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.”

~Andri Cauldwell

 

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Monochrome Morning

 

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Surfer and Waves

 

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Quick Bite

 

β€œMy first thought is always of light.”

~ Galen Rowell

 

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Morning Greeting

 

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Water’s Edge

 

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Wave Break

 

“Contrast is what makes photography interesting.”

~Conrad Hall

 

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Pier Pressure

 

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Break Time

 

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All Alone

 

 

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85 comments

  1. The Golden Gate Bridge, and is that San Clemente Pier?
    I love this ode to gorgeous California.
    Epic.
    Solid Jane πŸ€™πŸ½

  2. wonderful details…along with some mystery…GREAT shots GF!!

  3. Wonderful! Love the strong compositions embellished with a “soulful” mastery of b&w tonally.

  4. Funny thing. Usually I would look at your beach photos and think how bright and sunny and warm it is. But, I think, because they are black and white and it’s freezing here – -30 with the windchill – I see those beach shots and think Brrr. Interesting. I, apparently, need bright blue skies to feel warm. Can you send some along?

  5. There is such lovely clarity and light in these, Jane! The way the light accentuates the water, just wonderful, and well, I guess that’s all about it being morning, isn’t it? It’s like essence of morning. πŸ™‚ You know I’m drawn to the sandy textures in “Quick Bite” but I love the simple graphic statement of the first photo, too.

    • Hi Lynn, I had such fun making shots on my walks and thought they worked well in B&W. That morning light… Glad you enjoyed Bite– one of my faves. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and I’m happy you enjoyed this series. πŸ™‚

  6. Fantastic. “Quick Bite” is my favorite. Regarding all, B&W was a fine choice – such wonderful detail.

  7. A beautiful series. I don’t remember you doing such a monochrome grouping before. Two favorites, “Monochrome Morning” and “Quick Bite”. The former for its silhouettes and simple beauty and the latter for its textures and simple beauty. Well done.

    • Hi Tim, So glad you enjoyed these. Thank you. I am doing them more these days. I love the challenge and beauty of B&W. You mentioned two faves…much appreciated. Hope you are staying dry in this extremely monochromatic week. What a storm today.

  8. What beautifully emotive photos!

  9. Gorgeous light, as always, Jane. I love the black water against the white foamy waves.
    Ξ©

  10. You know I love them all! But my 3 picks are Surfers and Waves, Waters Edge, and Peer Pressure!

  11. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Be sure and come and enjoy Jane’s great photos in – MONOCHROME MORNINGS

  12. Beautiful blog! Can’t wait to go through it.

  13. Beautiful B&W series. Like the first one, GGB viewed from Crissy Field.

    A little Crissy Field and Bay Area aviation trivia: Crissy Field is where one went to board a Pan Am clipper plane to Honolulu or across the Pacific, or where your clipper flight landed. They also had an adjacent airfield that handled flights from elsewhere in the country, of course, needed if one was making the all-important connection on clipper flight. Moffett Field in South Bay was originally going to be used to handle dirigible (blimp) aircraft, which was in the purview of the US Navy. The huge Hangar One at Moffett was going to house the Navy’s dirigible craft, and serve as homeport for the USS Macon dirigible. Hangar 2 and 3 at Moffett are two of the remaining nine wooden airship hangars that were built at the outset of WW2. Moffett became home to NASA’s Ames Research Flight Center in the 1960s.

  14. Jane — As usual you have wonderful images. I like doing B&W more and more and recently put together a small book of my favorite B&W Kiawah photos. I will dig out the Blurb address and send it to you. Have fun! And thanks for great photography.

  15. Excellent photos and accompanying quotes.

  16. I love the criss-crossy patterns of ‘Quick Bite’ and evidence of people who are now gone in ‘All Alone’. They have a peace and an ‘at oneness’ which I love.

  17. I like the lead quote, and I really like the layers in that top image. Black and White when done right is so striking, and you’ve done it right in this post for sure.

  18. B&W versus colour…the eternal debate…..the answer is here in your stunning photos, Jane.

  19. I LOVE the Breaktime image! A great contre-jour…

  20. hi jane wonderful b & w beach photos, I like them all very much.
    greetings robert

  21. All lovely, Jane. Looks like some rough surf you got there! I esp. like the first image of the low ceiling, bridge and water– so nice!

  22. Wonderful set of images, Jane. Well done.

  23. These are so captivating Jane. Beautiful composition, and the B&W makes them so interesting. That opening shot especially is so beautiful.
    Alison

    • Thanks so much, Alison. I love how B&W changes the mood and focuses the viewer in a different way. Glad you enjoyed them and especially the GG Bridge…it’s been rainy in SF and I’m seeing in monochrome this week. πŸ™‚

  24. Wow, Jane. The luminosity of the waves is gorgeous! Did you use Silver Efex?

  25. I’ve long been fascinated by beach patterns like the ones in “Quick Bite.”

  26. Beautiful images Jane πŸ™‚ Andri’s quote is so true. I’m curious what lens you used for the quick bite image. The texture in he sand is incredible.

  27. Haunting when seen in b&w, well thought out captions too

  28. These are great Jane. Expect we’ll be seeing lots more seascapes going forward 😊. The B&W editing is terrific,

  29. Beautiful images as always along with the a morning story

  30. So very, very beautiful – and I am not a B&W girl …β™₯

  31. Amazing collection of pictures, Jane.

  32. I like black and white also more.

  33. Jane, these are beautiful BW photos!! I admire your skills. β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»

  34. beautiful seascapes. πŸ™‚

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