Stone Eagle in Black and White

When Black & White Is Better than Colour (Mexico)

I love colour so much that I rarely photograph anything in black and white.

And Mexico is one of those colourful countries where black and white isn’t an option.

Except when I saw this stone eagle at the Monument of the Revolution in Mexico City. The colour image didn’t do justice to the heavy texture of the stone. Stone Eagle on Mexico City's Monument of the RevolutionAnd I found myself turning the dial to black and white, which on my camera is called hi-contrast monochrome. Here the texture of the stone really popped out!A stone eagle at the Monument of the Revolution in Mexico City Another view of the stone eagle, this one also in colour.Light with an eagle base at the Monumento a la Revolución in Mexico CityNext to get the black and white treatment were some statues, one a black stone Neptune and then a couple of white marble ladies, scenes where the colour distracted from smooth texture of the stone.Fountain with a statue of the god Neptune made out of a black material in Mexico CityA statue of two goddesses made out of a white marble at the Palacio of Bellas Artes in Mexico CityMore of Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge: Black and White.

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