Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

I have suddenly found a passion for Street Photography and Black & White. It all comes from a talk I attended not so long ago at Cambrian Photography in Colwyn Bay. On Saturday last I took the opportunity to attend a photowalk in Liverpool organised by Matt Hart who is based in Liverpool. Great day out, I managed to meet and talk with a good few photographers, but best of all I learnt a lot and came away with  some photographs I really like.

But here we are in North Wales so I need to find something for this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge that I’ve taken in North Wales.


The National Slate Museum at Llanberis is one of may favourite places to do a bit of photography on a wet day. It’s nearly all inside and there are some great little places to photograph within the buildings. Lighting is not great but many of the workshops are flooded with natural light from the big windows. You can get some real dark and grungy photographs if that’s your thing. Previously I have done this photograph in colour, I love the shadows created by the narrow passageway and available light, but I thought I’d give it a go in Black and White.

No Smoking

I’ve added a colour version of more or less the same scene. Which do you prefer? Colour or Black and White? I’d love to get your opinion so please feel free to leave a comment.


13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

  1. http://psalmboxkey.com January 15, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    I like the color photograph, because of the detail and in essence, captures primarily two main colors. Great photo! & thanks for linking to my page.


    • Mike Hardisty January 18, 2015 / 3:03 pm

      You’re welcome on the linkback. I’m still debating whether or not to use Black and White more. Maybe for street photography because that seems to be the medium for that type of photography. But there again rules are there to be broken

      Liked by 1 person

    • Mike Hardisty January 21, 2015 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you. I didn’t realise how strong the shadows were until I switched to Black and White


  2. Cindi January 22, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    I like the contrast and reflections of light in the black and white version.


  3. Leya January 31, 2015 / 11:19 am

    I cannot choose – they are different works of art and both beautiful in their own way.


    • Mike Hardisty January 31, 2015 / 12:45 pm

      A bit like me Leya. Originally I produced the colour one, but then decided to try it in black and white. I’m still not sure which one I like the best


  4. Claire Edwards January 28, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    I prefer the black and white one, it has more mood and atmosphere. For me the colour is lacking feeling. Fab shot

    Liked by 1 person

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