Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White

These are photos from Monnickendam, a city in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Waterland, and lies on the coast of the IJsselmeer. It received city rights in 1355.

The first is an original photo. I used a high structure filter in the second, and a high key filter for the third image.  I think it made it look like a photo from the past. What do you think?

Click if you wish to enlarge it.

High structure
High Key

I am joining Lens and Pens by Sally, who hosts each Monday the Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge.

Shot with an iPhone5

The schedule theme for this week’s challenge is: Black and White


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36 thoughts on “Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White

  1. Hey nice scene. I think I prefer the sky from high structure – the contast adds so much mood, but I like the buildings and boats more in high key as it brings out some more detail.. So I like different parts of each 🙂


  2. The original has the ambience of a small village that lures those who want a quiet retreat. The second image gives it more energy with greater contrast. The third brings another kind of energy that makes the scene seems less “heavy” and more lively. But moody can be just as good as a day spreading sunlight. Well done. Happy Photo Challenge.


  3. Great photos. I like the High structure. The clouds are more dramatic and foreboding. I am enjoying your Holland photos as I am reading a novel set in the 1600’s all about the Dutch traders and the guilds in Amsterdam.


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