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photoblog image Knossos - the west wing of the Palace

Knossos - the west wing of the Palace

 

I thought B&W suited the light etc.

 

Knossos - the west wing of the Palace

 

I thought B&W suited the light etc.

 

comments (13)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 13 Jun 2018, 01:43
i've probably seen too many movies, but this looks like a bunker to me

incredible shot and your choice of greyscale was perfect
Tom Wilson: It does indeed - however, the picture here - https://www.realmofhistory.com/2017/06/01/animation-reconstruct-knossos-palace-minoans/ - shows how it may have looked.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Jun 2018, 05:10
Jolies ruines, j'aime ces vieilles pierres.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
Definitely, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ginnie
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 13 Jun 2018, 06:24
Mono certainly helps pick out the details Tom
Tom Wilson: It's difficult to make the leap from the ruins to how it may have looked: https://www.realmofhistory.com/2017/06/01/animation-reconstruct-knossos-palace-minoans/
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 13 Jun 2018, 07:26
This is a wonderful B&W and it looks like some of the palace "survived".
Tom Wilson: Quite a lot survived, actually - considering it was built about 3,000 years ago - here's a reconstruction: https://www.realmofhistory.com/2017/06/01/animation-reconstruct-knossos-palace-minoans/
It works well in b&w Tom. Is this a reconstruction?
Tom Wilson: Nope - this is the original remains - a full reconstruction would look something like this: https://www.realmofhistory.com/2017/06/01/animation-reconstruct-knossos-palace-minoans/
The B&W works very well--good choice.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Larry.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Jun 2018, 08:48
There was an interesting television programme about the hidden cities of Egypt the other day. They use satellite imaging, which is able to reveal what is under the sand. It was quite remarkable but the programme annoyed me, as so many do, with inappropriate musical accompaniment.
Tom Wilson: I share your dislike of much musical accompaniment! I didn't see the programme - which channel was it on?
Greyscale certainly opens things up to see.
Tom Wilson: Yes, colour can be a distraction at times.
Definitely a B.& W.image, it also ages the shot as well.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Brian.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Jun 2018, 17:51
Yes, I think so, too - a stony, grey world, but in our imagination we can build up this impressive palace - I remember Knossos, but it is long, long ago, we were there after our A Level exam. We had learnt Latin and Greek.
Tom Wilson: You would probably find it little changed, Philine, apart, perhaps, from being rather more organized.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jun 2018, 19:05
B&W works well with these ruins. Lots of history there.
Tom Wilson: Indeed there is, Alan.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 14 Jun 2018, 13:17
So many textures...B/W is perfect for this one.

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