Greece in Black & White

Since so many of you seem to like black & white pictures from around the Mediterranean… 🙂

No pictures of the Acropolis, I’m afraid, because – would you credit it! – on the day we forgot the camera. On the other hand, sacrilegiously, I dared to turn Santorini into black & white.

I thought that Greece, with its strong colours would make a good subject for black & white photography. I leave you to decide whether it did. For myself, I learned two things:

  • That black & white won’t hide the deficiencies of the original photo. If anything, it highlights certain things: like that the photo was overexposed in the first place. A large number of our photos in Greece, taken with a point-and-shoot camera came out overexposed (which given the strength of the sun there in August probably shouldn’t have come as a surprise).
  • No amount of fiddling in Photoshop (although if I actually knew how to use Photoshop instead of just beginning to dabble, I might have done better) will rescue a s**t photo.
Santorini bw P1010006
A church in Fira, Santorini
Delphi Temple of Apollo P1010089
The Temple of Apollo, Delphi
Venetian fort Rethymno P1000868
The Venetian fort at Rethymno, Crete
Santorini bw P1010037
Street in Fira, Santorini
Athens street bw P1000897
Street in Athens


One thought on “Greece in Black & White

  1. belshade

    Great photos – but then I am prejudiced in favour of B&W anyway. Where there is strong light and resultant strong shadows as in the Mediterranean black and white comes into its own. Des.

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