We drove down to Carmel a couple of weeks ago and during our stroll around town I came across this old tree holding up this old house. Or maybe the house was holding up the tree. Perhaps they were holding up each other. Anyway, this scene is right on Ocean Avenue, Carmel’s main street, and just a few blocks from the beach. My photo of the tree — I think it’s an old coast live oak — and house is my entry for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week .
Lately I have been using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 to convert my color photos to monochrome but for this picture I just used Lightroom.
I took many more photos that day and will show some of them to you in the next day or two. So stay tuned. And in the meanwhile why don’t you hop over to Leanne’s blog to see what other photographers are doing in monochrome these days?