Black and White Photo Challenge: Architecture

This week Sally’s topic over at Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge is architecture—a favorite of mine for many reasons. This railing runs around a mezzanine under the dome of the Student Lounge of Scott Hall in the San Francisco Theological Seminary. Built in 1892, the building is named after William Scott, one of the original seminary founders.

I receive a great deal of pleasure walking through the buildings and admiring the craftsmanship of the original workers.

Rail Detail © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Railing Detail
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

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  11 comments for “Black and White Photo Challenge: Architecture

  1. October 24, 2014 at 6:43 AM

    Absolutely fabulous

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  2. October 22, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    I love not only the hues of light and dark, but the lines, and the repetition of the arches in the railing and on the wall.


    • October 23, 2014 at 5:16 AM

      Thank you, Angeline. The Seminary is a wonderful place for contemplation and inspiration.


  3. October 21, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Love the light and dark contrasts you caught here, Allan, as well as the overall effect.



    • October 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

      Thanks, Janet. I am working in B&W a lot more these days and it is fun to get back into it.


  4. October 21, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Great image shot I suspect at the golden hour the way the shadows fall. I’ll have to get over there one of these days.


    • October 21, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      Thanks, Carol. It was about 8:45 am when I took the photo. I am glad that you like it.

      Sent from my iPhone



  5. October 20, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Great pic! The B&W treatment takes it back in time. I appreciate the lighting and the angle you chose as well. Definitely can see why you like visiting there. 😀

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  6. October 20, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Beyond stunning. Both the photograph and the architecture, that is. This is definitely a subject that benefits from black and white work. It’s a very strong image, and the symmetry does it justice.

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    • October 21, 2014 at 5:59 AM

      Thank you, Jann. There is something about shooting in B&W that focuses my eye on the subject at hand.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. October 20, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    I’m enjoying the strong contrast created in your image. I can understand understand the joy that you receive as you meander through these hallways. Happy Photo Challenge.

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