Leanne has suggested that the letter “K” be the theme for Monochrome Madness 2-17. So, let’s see, where have we been that starts with the letter K? Well, we followed the Oregon Trail through Kansas in 1987. And we stopped at Cologne (Koln in German) during our cruise down the Rhine in 2012. But no, I think I will go all the way back to 1981 — thirty-four years ago — when we visited Kyoto during our trip to Japan and one day toured several temples and shrines in that city.
I took this shot with my old Olympus OM-1 camera and converted the slide to digital a few years ago with my Nikon slide scanner. Last night I converted the tiff file to monochrome using Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro.
We visited several temples that day long ago. This particular one also starts with the letter “k” — Kiyomizu-dera. It’s one of the most popular of the more than 1600 temples and shrines in Kyoto. Most of the temple buildings date back to the 17th century.
Click here to see more photos from that day in Kyoto, including the original color version of this photo.
Drop by Leanne Cole’s website to see what other photographers came up with for the letter K theme.