Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fun in Black and White

So it's the summer solstice and everything is lovely and bright and breezy.

Obviously the moment to go mopey and gloomy and black and white.

Here is the Flatiron Building yesterday morning looking grim.

Here it is without any filters....

Empire State Building from pretty much the same spot I took the Flatiron Building from.

This morning, on the way back from the dog run, I stopped at Intelligensia for a cup of tea. You buy coffee/tea from the back of a charming mobile van and dogs can sit in the outdoor space outside what was, rather briefly, the Desmond Tutu Conference Center and is now The Highline Hotel.

Dogs hoping for crumbs.

All this in the grounds of the Episcopal Seminary where the church is modeled after Magdalen College in Oxford

there are wonderful old trees

sturdy doorways

and sunlit lawns.

I met a well maintained old truck on the way home.


  1. Love the B/W but I also absolutely adore the Flatiron in colour against that blue sky. I realise I've never noticed how you spell colour....I get very fed up with the red wavy line!

  2. All gud dug look for a crumb here and there.
    Watson loves sweet things, like plain pancakes, waffles and bread.
    Wonderful gloomy photos.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Oh Elizabeth, I would love to give those fabulous pups the best of crumbs. They could name their favorite flavors

    Isn't it fun to see what happens when colors switches back to b&W? Somehow, it makes me think not only of Steichen but also of early tv. B Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, any old Fred Astaire film, ditto the Marx Brothers. Etc. and so forth.

    Now I am thinking that I've not spelled Steichen's name right, but trust you'll forgive me.

    Happy Summer, now that it's official. xo

  4. I am loving the filter. It gives the subjects ...deportment! It is still quite chilly here, summer will not happen for another month I think.

  5. Gorgeous!!! Looks like you're having lots of fun playing with your new camera gadgets!!! Happy summer!! Looking forward to seeing Manhattan in the summer thru your lens!! :)

    ~ Wendy

  6. I love these BW pics!


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