Photo Thursday: Paris’ Père Lachaise Cemetery in Black and White

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(Last Updated On: October 17, 2018)

We visited Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris in the fall of 2012, but I’m still playing around with the photos. Most recently I’ve tried some in black and white. I like how the lack of color highlights the structural elements of the cemetery, which is sharpened further by the contrast between light and shadow. It seems right for a cemetery!

This is my contribution to Travel Photo Thursday at Nancie’s Budget Traveler’s Sandbox. Head on over and see what she’s posted this week as well as links to images from her friends all around the world.

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These are really cool! I especially like the door.

Love the black and white effects. I rarely play around with it but you sure notice form and the subtleties when you do.

It seems to be a valuable exercise to look at shots in b/w – it really highlights whether or not I'm totally relying on color to make my photos interesting!

Yes, the black and white definitely highlight the atmosphere of the cemetery. Did you enter through the open door?

I peeked in, but I didn't actually go in any of them – some of them looked like the door could fall apart if you touched it. It surprised me how much of a mix there was between maintained sites and those have been abandoned.