“Grand Hotel” mono

The year 2012 was the 125th anniversary of the famous Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan. A beautiful and timeless place to stay while on a visit to Mackinac Island.
This image is taken off shore on Lake Huron. I processed this in both color and black and white. I decided to present it in B&W here on the blog.
For anyone who has visited Mackinac Island, or the Grand Hotel, this is a classic shot! Enjoy! 🙂

The wonderful Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island!
The wonderful Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island!

“Of a Certain Time”

I find a lot of beauty in all types of architecture from historic to modern, from small architectural details to that of grand buildings, and everything in between.
Last summer I did quite a bit of architectural photography. Much of it was from buildings built in the early 1900’s to the 1920’s or so.
This particular image is a section of one of the heads of a column on a grand building with many columns. The time period was from the 1920’s.
Going monochrome seemed to lend itself well, especially as the subject was basically off white in color.
Sometime in the future I’ll feature the entire building in a post. Enjoy!

The beauty of historical architectural details!
The beauty of historical architectural details!

“Forgotten Spiral”

I love spiral staircases, and don’t often see them. The huge lavish type are a whole different story. I hope to see some of those and photograph them some day!!
These spirals are from an historic lighthouse, a lovely old one, and are really showing their age. The metal spiral stairs that were at one time painted a bright white have become rusty, well worn and dirty over time.
I decided to process this image in keeping with the total feeling of the lighthouse. It brings out even more of that beautiful old historic and worn feel!

The beauty of old spiral stairs!
The beauty of old spiral stairs!