Monochrome Monday – Greek Columns

It’s been a while since I’ve done any urban photography.  I had the pleasure of having dinner with local photographers John De Bord and Kat Dennis Friday talking a little shop and decided afterwards to do a little photography downtown.  We ended up near Civic Center Park and I noticed the Greek Amphitheater which is the Voorhies Memorial Gateway.  The Memorial completes the north end of Civic Center Park.  This amphitheater was built in 1919 by John Voorhies and is part of the downtown Civic Center completing the north end of the park. In this photo the bend in the amphitheater leads to the Colorado State Capital Building in the distance.

I originally took this photo in color as some of you may have seen this weekend on my Twitter and Google+ feeds, but decided to finish this in black & white today.  It just seemed to bring out more of the details of the columns and the tile work.  I may post the color version in the future.

Voorhies Memorial Gateway - Civic Center Park, Denver Colorado http://www.ricklouiephotography.com ©2011
Click to Enlarge - Voorhies Memorial Gateway - Civic Center Park, Denver Colorado ©2011 Rick Louie Photography

Capture Notes:

  • Terrific. I really enjoy the architectural shots.

  • Way to spot all the awesome lines in this. Looks great.

  • Did you catch any Occupy Denver action down there?

    • No I stayed away from that area. I could hear them though.

  • Beautiful….love it in B&W.

  • You’ve caught the curve of the building just right – with a glimpse of the Capitol building adding interest in the background. Well chosen POV. Haven’t seen it in color, but it looks right in B&W

  • Excellent composition, Rick. I love the processing and that Capitol dome off in the background. Really nice, man.

  • I think it looks awesome in B&W. Well done. Some awesome things to shoot in Colorado!