Day Twelve: Architecture & Monochrome

Come and have a little lunchtime stroll with me down Sheik Zayed Road for a break and walk around to find ideas for Day 12, Architecture and Monochrome theme. 

There is no shortage of modern architecture on Sheik Zayed Road, so plenty of opportunities to get snapping.

Here are the black and white results, shot on Iphone6, converted to black and white using Photos for Mac.

Lots of hues in this shot.

The sun just broke through as I was taking this, so luckily a bit of contrast added.


I like the contrasts in this, I should have taken more photographs to get some better examples, but I was getting peculiar looks from passersby so decided to move on! It’s quite strange to see this old phone box, just on the roadside, in the middle of Dubai, but you do see some quirky stuff here.

This black and white photo is much better than the colored one, you really pick up the reflections turning the shot to monochrome.

40 shades of gray here perhaps?

Great design on the bus shelters, I think more could be done with this subject, I like the black and white effect, but the sun had disappeared, a little lighter perhaps?

Not strictly in the instructions but I like it anyway!

Thanks for joining me, hope you enjoyed our lunchtime walk around, meet up again tomorrow?

14 comments on “Day Twelve: Architecture & Monochrome

  1. The symmetry of #1 and the asymmetry of #4 are both striking. The reflections on #5 came out very well. What I like about B&W is how it brings out things we would otherwise overlook. Beautiful shots, all.

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  2. These shots are amazing! Actually really love the last photo, the inverse contrast is really different. You wouldn’t expect the sky to be black, but I think that’s why I like it so much!

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  3. Vicky, these photos really are perfect to show the monochrome theme. I am always amazed at how much you can actually see in black/grey/white. I like also that you take the time in your walk arounds to share with us. What a great idea! Do you use a camera or IPhone for your photos, or do you switch up? I love taking photos and have never been to the Middle East so seeing your photos are a real treat. I am also interested in your seashell collections! Look forward to your posts!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your lunch break with us. As always your photo are just gorgeous. I love the idea of an air-conditioned bus stop, never seen such a thing. Looking forward to more great shots:)

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    • Thanks for taking the time to look through Chantal, Air conditioned bus stops could be tagged with #onlyindubai, but I expect other Gulf states have them too, it’s very necessary in the summer…


  5. I did enjoy the walk around – some great shots – I particularly like no 5 with all those reflections. And how lucky to walk through that entrance for work everyday.

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    • Thanks, Lindy, I’m not sure I feel the same way at 7am every morning, but this course has made me look around my surroundings, appreciate and find interest…it’s opened my eyes to appreciating what I see every day!


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