A pretty treacherous 5 hour drive through a snowstorm led me to a long planned reunion with a dear friend. After delicious food and drink, and hours of talking, we woke the next morning to serenity.
Participation in Monochromia has encouraged me to seek out subjects that will convert beautifully to B&W (as opposed to in the past when I would convert mostly when the color didn’t turn out quite right. Hey … Just being honest here). Anyway, there was much about this gas lantern that drew my eye, in particular, the flame. Yet no matter how I processed the image, I just wasn’t able to get that lovely orange glow to stand out sans color. While somewhat disappointed with that, it wasn’t until I got home that I realized that I’d caught the reflection of a flag hanging in front of an adjacent building. What a nice happy accident!
Okay all you photographers out there: how would you have emphasized that flame?
If you’d like, check out Life on the Bike to see other images from my brief visit to Charlottesville, VA last week.