Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome

Venice is a beautiful city, full of architectural details.  These are the windows in the Bridge of Sighs; it was through these shaped openings that convicts saw their last view of Venice before they were imprisoned.

The stairs are known as the Giants’ Staircase in the Doge’s Palace.  The staircase itself is not overly large, but there are some giant-size statues atop it.  Looking closely, you find these intricate designs on the stairs.

I didn’t edit the colors on either of these, so enjoy them in their natural black and white.

You can find more monochrome at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic

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From Santiago.

I love the way the orange beak of this American Oystercatcher “pops” in this image.  This bird can actually be found all over both North and South America, but it seems to fit in especially well on the black lava rocks of the shorline of Santiago.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic