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Chiostro di Sant’Andrea

For this week’s Monochrome Madness I dived into history. This is an image I took on my visit to Genoa in 2013.

The monastery of Sant’Andrea was built at the beginning of the 12th century. It used to stand on the hill with the same name, right beside the Porta Soprano. This cloister, built in the early Gothic style, used to be a part of the complex of the church Sant’Andrea that was later destroyed. It laid abandoned in the church of San Agostino, but was brought and placed in its present location in 1022.

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As usual, for more excellent entries, tomorrow you can find them over on Leanne’s blog Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY.

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By The CandleLight

For this weeks’ Monochrome Madness, I decided to present this image, another experiment with the light. This time it was a candle light, by accident.

In the evenings I like to light up candles in my home, I find that gentle light very calming. As I was watching something on TV, I noticed how this clock looks really beautiful under the candle light, with interesting shadows dancing on its surface. So, I grabbed my phone and took few images, changing the position of the candle, to change the light and the casting of shadows.

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In post-processing I played with dodge and burn, adjusting the light and dark parts once again. Doing that, I realised I was adding some more contrast, which I find very interesting… The way you can manipulate the image, using so many different techniques to get to the same result.

That is all I have for you this week… for more excellent entries,  you can check tomorrow Leanne’s blog Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY.