A Phoneographic Philm Noir

This is the week in October where the third Monday resides, and you know what that means, right? A Phoneography Challenge in BLACK and WHITE.

What is it about B&W photography that draws us in, holds our interest and captivates?

Casablanca | ©2010 Warner Home VideoWhenever I see a grayscale frame, I immediately harken back to the days of B&W movies, especially the film noir genre. One of my all-time faves, and probably yours, too, is Casablanca.

It’s overcast, cool and raining outside, and I’m in a B&W kinda mood stuck inside my Grand Hotel Terme retreat on the grounds of Terme di Comano; so, I thought I’d wax poetic to narrate the storyline of my updated version of the Bogart-Bergman classic, which now unfolds somewhere in the Brenta Dolomites of northern Italy.


Well, it’s where the photos were taken with my iPhone 5.


A Phoneographic Philm Noir | ©Tom Palladio ImagesA covered bridge, weather beaten, dark
Alone, confused, in a hurry, a woman

Footfalls across shadows, mysterious
Petals, bright white, dot the way, rendezvous

A gin joint, smoke-filled, loud
Through the crowd, eyes meet, Rick nods

Ebony embraces ivory, hearts flutter
A song, regretful, melancholy

No todays, no tomorrows, only the past

Played once again, just for her, by Sam
As Time Goes By


Prose? Doubtful the above example is the beginning of a beautiful friendship between me and the quill. But, hey, you never know. Right, Louie?

To view more great photos captured in BLACK and WHITE by my fellow digital ringtone shooters, 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, here’s lookin’ at you, kid.

©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images

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



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