Photo 101, Day Twelve: Architectural study, in monochrome

University United Methodist Church, Syracuse, NY.

University United Methodist Church, Syracuse, NY.

Today’s Photo 101 assignment sent us to find architecture that was just as striking in black & white as in color — if not moreso.

I wandered a few blocks from the Syracuse University campus and came across this Methodist church, built some time after 1914.

It was a cold and blustery St. Patrick’s Day afternoon, so I didn’t give it as much time as I had hoped. But the clouds and temperamental sunshine made things interesting.

I like the black and white better than the color. It’s a little spooky, and reminds me of the work of Ed Mooney, a photographer/blogger in Ireland who captures great b&w images of ancient cemeteries and churches there. But I think the red doors on the church are pretty cool, too.

University United Methodist Church, Syracuse,, NY.

University United Methodist Church, Syracuse,, NY.

 

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About Jim McKeever

Writer, father, runner, advocate based in Central New York.
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5 Responses to Photo 101, Day Twelve: Architectural study, in monochrome

  1. ksbeth says:

    beautiful shot, jim. and i prefer the bw too –

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  2. markbialczak says:

    Good man, going live today, Mr. McKeever. The B&W wins, but the color stirs me, too.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I prefer the black and white one Jim! It does have a spooky feel to it. ❤
    Diana xo

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  4. tjparis says:

    Great shot. The black and white really brings out the gothic quality of the building.

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