In Phoneography Veritas

In vino veritas. It’s a Latin expression meaning “in wine [there is] truth.” In other words, if one consumes enough of the fermented grape, sooner or later he/she will eventually tell the truth.

In Phoneography Veritas | ©Tom Palladio ImagesThe Greeks thought that was the case with the pesky Persians as they were known to make important pre-battle decisions only after consuming a lot of grape juice.

The same for the Romans who were aware that their nemesis at the time, the Germanic tribes, had a propensity to over imbibe whenever they held council meetings because they believed no one could possibly lie when inebriated.

As a lover and consumer of wine I can unequivocally state that, like Germanic council members, Persian war strategists AND George Washington, I cannot tell a lie — I love the fermented grape, too.

If in wine there is truth, then the same can be said of black-and-white (B&W) photography, as each frame is presented in its simplest form — broken down to its core — much like the words rolling off one’s tongue as the basic truth is uttered.

This being B&W’s turn on the revolving weekly iPhoneography Challenge, here are a few reds and whites in black and white, along with some of the tools of the wine-drinking trade, that I’ve titled In Phoneography Veritas.

To see more submissions in this week’s iPhoneography B&W Challenge, just click HERE.

If you occasionally shoot with an iThingie, 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.

Until next Monday, let your iThingie be your lens.

©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images

The Palladian Traveler's Borsalino over cobblestone | ©Tom Palladio Images



  1. Very nice, although I prefer seeing the red of the wine. However, tonight I’m having a Guinness so I have B&W–white foam and black beer. Yum! 🙂 My entry goes up tomorrow morning, shortly before I hit the road for another two days of intense driving.



  2. Great post and gorgeous photos. Hard to imagine they are taken on an i-phone. Did you post process them to be B&W?

  3. Lovely still life study of wine. You sell them very well, particularly in your very long panoramic wine cellar 🙂 I do confess, I get drunk too easily so I’m not well schooled in the art of wine-drinking.

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