It feels wrong. Taking a colorful photo and converting it to monochrome feels wrong at first. But one thing I have learned in photography is that the brightest, most colorful, most contrasty (is that a word?) scenes are often those that look best in black and white. It feels dirty, sinful, almost heretical, but turning some of my brightest photos of Greece into B&W produced some nice results. Well, at least I think so.
Black and white evokes a sense of nostalgia and adds a certain timelessness to photos. With many places in Greece being so ancient, it is a fitting place for monochrome photography, if you can get past the fact that everything is so vividly colorful.
Below is a collection of black and white photos from our recent trip. Click on any photo to open a slideshow view.
Have you been to Greece? What was your favorite place?
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