Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

Lisa has a beautiful post today at The Long Road to China for the 4th Black and White Wednesday. Please be sure to stop by and check her out!
Since today marks our 4 month anniversary of taking Emma to Moscow, I decided to convert one of the photos I took in the Red Square. This photo is of the famous and beautiful St. Basil's Cathedral which was unbelievably constructed from 1555-1561. This cathedral is absolutely breathtaking in person, and I kept saying over and over to JC how surreal it was to be standing in front of it!
In magnificent color:

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And my conversion to black and white:

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26 comments:

Denise said...

I love the colors of the first one, but the conversion is also interesting...great job!

Kristine said...

It really is amazing isn't it.

I may copy you and join in on Black and White Wed....it looks like fun!

Susan said...

That is the most magnificent bit of architecture and stuuning color. It even looks breathtaking in black and white.

Kacey said...

I totally agree! I remember standing in front of St. Basil's just in utter and complete AWE. Have a great rest of your week!

Colleen said...

oh my gosh...I would of been in complete awe!!!! The colors are gorgeous!!! I love how it converted in to black and white : )

Katy said...

I love the conversion! St, Basil's just stands out from the sky in the black and white photo! Great photo

Gail said...

Gorgeous conversion! Love the color but you really notice the detail in black and white, very nice.

Shawna&Co. said...

After seeing the color version I didn't think I'd like the black and white.

Instead I don't know which I prefer. The contrast is great. It's a really strong photo!

Love Letters To China said...

Beautiful! Love both versions. Must have been an extraordinary trip.

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Those colors are AMAZING..and converted it is just as lovely.

Love Being a Nonny said...

Gorgeous in any color!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

I agree...stunning in either treatment and for very different reasons too!

We have some similiar photos from our time in Kazakhstan....its hard for photos to truly capture all the magnificance but you did so perfectly!!

Beautiful blog and family!!

Lisa

Robin said...

what a cool picture ... loved the color & then the B&W really brought out the details. Great textures!

Tara said...

It's amazing how the architecture is so intricate. How in the world did they do that period but in the 1500s?!?! That is one of the things I found most interesting on our trip to Washington DC. I really like the colors on this one but I also like the different take the B&W gives on the same photograph.

Frau said...

Color one is amazing but just as beautiful in B&W!

Wanda said...

This is just GORGEOUS in blk&wh. It shows are the detail so dramatically. I love it!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I remember when you posted this photo a few months ago......loved it then, and still love it now!! I like both the color version and the black and white........ the black and white is so contrasty and shows so much detail....really beautiful!!

Thank you for the sweet intro and linking back to my special post...... She meant the world to me:)

xoxo,

Lisa

Shonni said...

Those are both stunning!

Jo said...

The beauty is amazing in both photos!

Jo

freckletree. said...

it's nice in black and white, but nothing touches that color-- wow.

Felicia said...

Love, love the conversion on this photo. I think it looks great in b&w!!

Christine said...

BOTH of those shots are amazing! I love that the B&W still conveys the feeling of all the rich, vibrant colors...

Jodee Leader said...

Great picture! I like it both ways!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a magnificent place. The colors and textures in that picture are AMAZING. Totally WOW worthy!

Football & Fried Rice said...

Oh, I LOVE it in color! Definitely worth turning to black & white - it's amazing!

I love how adorable Emma looked to go to her doctor's appointment :)

God's Girl said...

I love pictures of Russia! : )

Have a great day!

Julie

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