Shadows can play a big role in monochromatic photography. If you are interested in making compelling black and white images consider the important role that shadows play in this kind of artistic expression. As two cases in point, the top image is of the shadow of a gang way in Rockport Harbor, Maine, and the bottom image shows angle and architectural details of a church in rural Iowa. 

I made the top image will leading a workshop on Photographic Composition at Maine Media Workshops; the rural church in Iowa was one of the subjects I found while dropping my son off in Grinnell, Iowa for his first day of college.

Gangway Shadow, Maine © Harold Davis
Hickory Grove Church, Iowa © Harold Davis

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  1. I know this gangway and have seen pictures produced by other photographers. None had the vision to use the processing techniques you used to produce this stunning image!

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