Saturday, February 20, 2010

Monochrome Race


Seen in monochrome is the race from the Rocky River as it exits the old powerhouse. The race then goes under Michigan Avenue, through Scidmore Park, and joins the St. Joseph River just above the point where the main part of the Rocky flows into the St. Joseph. In the distance is a barn in the park.

The old powerhouse provided electricity for downtown Three Rivers in decades past; the building now fuels the area with expresso, dispensed at LA's Coffee, which shares space in the former powerhouse building with a travel agent.

Leaving the cafe yesterday morning with my coffee in hand, the scene just looked like a perfect monochrome. To see more of the world in monochrome, just click over to The Monochrome Weekend, presented by Aileni.

20 comments:

RuneE said...

Absolutely a subject fit for monochrome.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

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christina said...

Nice in mono!

Small City Scenes said...

Well at least the powerhouse is still powering something or someone. LOL.

Love the Sky Watch photo. Excellent.

It is hard to remember the rest of the country is still under snow. It has been so nice out here (the mildest winter on record) with flowers blooming, sun shining and actually a little bit warm. Well it did frost last night which means it will be nice and sunny today. MB

Jacob said...

Nicely done and I appreciated the commentary! Must be good coffee at LA's to inspire such a photo!

Louis la Vache said...

E-mail ol' «Louis» a double shot of espresso, willya!?
His Caffeine Meter is in the Red Zone!

Birdman said...

I like it too.

Carver said...

Great subject for monochrome. Happy weekend.

Julie said...

I like the use of the word "race" used in this context and I like the idea of this linking the various parts of the old city. And to have it all linked together whilst carrying a freshly brewed coffee ... what could be nicer!!

David C. said...

River towns have so many photo ops. This is a good one!

helenmac said...

you do such great photos and such good stories about them. wasn't the sun yesterday and the day before! wonderful.

Chie Wilks said...

god subject for monochrome...thanks for the visit

Misalyn said...

perfect for monochrome indeed! I can see the light beams and the reflections.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

A wonderful monochrome and a good subject. The "spots" make for added interest.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Regina said...

Great mono!

Happy weekend.

Della said...

Yes, perfect for monochrome. :)

Dragonstar said...

Great scene for mono, and such a beautifully sunny day.

fredamans said...

Really great photo! And with the sun dancing off the lens too.

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/02/monochrome.html

@nemonen said...

Good choise for monochrom.

awarewriter said...

Flare gottcha. I'd love to see this nice composition printed darker with a bit more contrast.