Thursday, December 18, 2008

Columns in a row

Probably the single most recognizable image of Lexington: the Washington and Lee Colonnade.

I couldn't go on with this blog much longer without showing the Colonnade, but I was reluctant to try it because it's something of a photographic cliché around here. I was lucky enough to back into these tree shadows -- one of the great advantages of taking winter pictures. I think they add something a little different.

Expected a black and white version (below) to play up the shadows even more, but I don't think it does. They seem more fantastic in green and black. What do you think?

8 comments:

gogouci said...

Both photos are sharp. I am partial to the color contrasts though.

rob said...

I prefer it in color, because i like the combination of the tree colors here: blu, red and green. And the contrast in the foreground seems to me more strong.
Great composition!

Fio said...

Help! I can't decide between two great pictures!
:))

JM said...

I really like the way you play with the shadows! I also prefer the coloured photo. It's brilliant!

Zsolt said...

its nice to see both versions! they are really very sharp:)

jill said...

The colonnade is not know to those of use around the world so it is very nice to see. I am quite partial to the color as it shows the buildings in detail as well as the dramatic shadows.

babooshka said...

This is really creative on both shots.

lisasarsfield said...

Superb photos. I love your b&w version especially. The building is a great b&w candidate. The tree's shaddow in the foreground really makes this image for me.