Phoneography: Ebony and Ivory

Vicenza in Black & White | ©Tom Palladio ImagesIf you clicked on this blog post hoping to see/hear the Sir Paul McCartney-Stevie Wonder collaboration, Ebony and Ivory, sorry to disappoint.

The ebony and ivory in this post is a series of monochromatic frames, in varying shades of gray, for this week’s Monday Phoneography Challenge: Black and White.

All of the following shots were taken with an iPhone 5. I had fun incorporating the panoramic setting on a few of the frames, employed a new 360 app on a couple of others, and went in search of some “trick” phoneography that you’ll spot at the very end.

For more examples of black-and-white phoneography just click HERE.

If you occasionally shoot with an i-thingie, why not join in the fun and hone your craft. There’s a rotating phoneography challenge each and every Monday. For details, visit Sally’s Lens and Pens by Sally, Polly’s Watching The Photo Reels Go Round and Round or Gracie’s Frames and Focus.

See you next Monday!

©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images

TPT's Borsalino in B&W | ©Tom Palladio Images



Written by The Palladian Traveler

Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along the travertine and cobblestone that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


  1. I guess once I get a smart phone, I may have to get an iPhone just for the camera. Wonder if I can do B&W with my iPad? I’ll have to see. Lovely pictures and I recognize that last effect. 🙂



    1. Janet — More than likely, you’ll have to download your iPad photos into iPhoto and make corrections there, like desaturate to turn color to b&w. That’s what I had to do with my iPhone. It’s not a DSLR, but its quite capable considering its size. Fun handheld for this exercise.


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