Monochrome malevolence


A slightly spooky looking Turning Torso is my photo for today’s task in photography 101. The tips for today were to:

Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.

I just couldn’t go past this picture of the Turning Torso in Malmö Sweden. I took it just a while ago (on my phone) and again I like the fact that it reminds me of my wonderful travels. I really like the building’s architecture, its stand out height and the sweeping curves climbing towards the sky.

In colour it looked like a perfectly ordinary snap of a landmark building but when I changed it to monochrome it took on a whole new persona. It now has a malevolent look and the sky behind it is much more striking than it was in colour.

I like the new look much better. I wouldn’t  have thought that it could make such a difference to a photo just by changing to monochrome. Another great prompt and tip for the day. I’m enjoying the daily posts and hope my readers are too. It is giving me a good mental workout trying to find something suitable each day and on top of that, it’s fun!

Looking a bit spooky!

Looking a bit spooky!

  One thought on “Monochrome malevolence

  1. November 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Wow – that sky behind the building looks as if there’s some kind of vortex going on – as if it’s about to suck the building away. Malevolent is the word for it, all right!

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    • November 18, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      I know, it looks amazing doesn’t it? In colour it was just a blue sky with a few wispy clouds so I’m amazed at how it turned out in black and white. It took me ages to get the spelling of malevolent, I knew what word I wanted to use but couldn’t spell it :/ thanks for commenting, it’s much appreciated 😊

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      • November 18, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        I haven’t attempted any editing yet – did you use a particular programme?

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        • November 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm

          No just the photo app on my iphone for this one. Sometimes I use instagram. Are you enjoying it?

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          • November 18, 2014 at 7:48 pm

            I have got Instagram but yet to try the editing options there. maybe it’s time I did. I’m enjoying photo101, that’s for sure.

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  2. November 18, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Fantastic shot of a very interesting building 🙂

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    • November 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks! I have decided it’s one of my favourites so far. And yes I agree it’s a very interesting building.

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  3. November 18, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Amazing picture!!

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    • November 18, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Appreciate the comment, I’m really happy with how it turned out too.

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      • November 18, 2014 at 9:59 pm

        Strap the ‘avengers’ signboard over it and u have the building from the movie under siege by aliens. Sorry geek moment 😳

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        • November 18, 2014 at 10:02 pm

          Great to know! No apology required for geek moments 🙂

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  4. anujakokrady
    November 18, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    WOW… that’s one stunning building. And the sky makes the whole picture look even better…

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    • November 18, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment. I am really pleased with it. Just in case you can’t tell 😄

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  5. November 19, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I love this shot. B&W looks really good here.

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    • November 20, 2014 at 6:19 am

      I think it works well too. Appreciate you stoppng by.

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  6. Bipasha
    November 29, 2014 at 2:41 am

    you have a very nice shot there, Debbie! Take a look at mine too plz –
    http://sunnydistrict.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/weekly-photo-challenge-twist/
    must say, she photographs beautifully 🙂

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    • November 29, 2014 at 9:04 am

      Thanks. I looked at your shot and it’s great! Well done.

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