20 Stunning Images from Shekhawati – In Monochrome
You may think I am out of my mind by even thinking of something like this, turning this colourful region into black and white images. I am on my umpteenth trip to this region (This is home!) and this idea has taken root in my head. It is indeed very surprising to see that the details got pronounced as soon as the colour was taken away, perhaps the eye can only see as much.
The fresco paintings are a curious mix of Indian and European features. It is said that no two frescoes across the huge area of Shekhawati are the same. That could potentially mean more than a million different works of art. Wow. I am astounded to know that.
The paintings and murals depict characters and stories from history, Hindu mythology culture and life, erotica, and sometimes funny notions of science fiction!
Murals depicting 1. A steamer ship 2. The first horse drawn carriage in India.
Even after umpteen visits, it is clear that Shekhawati is a treasure trove for lovers of art and architecture. Someday, I hope to bring you stories from other lesser known places that only I as a local can find.
I would love to know your thoughts on this monochrome idea and how it went.
27 thoughts on “20 Stunning Images from Shekhawati – In Monochrome”
No harm in going B&W. Like you said, the architecture is more prominent, because the colours certainly take away from the design.
Well said; this was my first attempt at monochrome and apparently quite well received by my readers 🙂 Thank you.
Glad! *Big smile*; thank you so very much for the appreciation.
The colours sometimes produce a distraction to the mind, here the scope is limited and hence, eventually, the viewer’s attraction is held completely to the detailing of the pictures and the architectural excellence…. 🙂
Thats a very precise take on it; thanks Maniparna 🙂
what an idea to turn pictures into monochrome! Great…I’m sure we’ll get to see many more monochrome pictures henceforth!
Yay! Many thanks Arvind bhai for the appreciation. Frankly, the monochrome idea came by mistake when I was seeing some filters and it became black and white. I liked it and thought why not experiment. Sure hope to do more monochrome posts 🙂
That’s great. I have made few post in monochrome as well. But that was long back.
Would love to check them out.
Sure will send you a link
Here is link to one of my post in Monochrome.
Black and white pix have their own character and amazing stories to tell. What a delight to see them! Keep posting more of them
Thanks R for the appreciation. You made my day 🙂 Definitely shall be doing more posts in monochrome photography.
Excellent detailing, Shubham!
Thank you so much, I was skeptical whether it was a good idea or not! Now that I know, it was a super idea.
Now its a city worth visiting… Nice collection Shubham
Thanks Jatin. Glad you like it. Also, Shekhawati is an entire region – not just a city. 🙂
They look absolutely stunning in monochrome, need to try that 😉
Yay! So so glad you liked them Aakash 🙂 Thanks.
nice collection of images!
Thanks so much! Glad you liked the photographs.