Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stepping Back in Time




(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

While in the Italian Garden at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, I captured this reflection of the house in one of the pools. The monochrome image seems to take me back in time to the late 1890s, when the house was built.

18 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THis picture lends itself well to black and white.

Maple Lane said...

Pretty image and yes, it's fun to think back to the days when the mansion was new!

rainfield61 said...

History is always in black and white.

Because memory starts to fade?

EG Wow said...

I like the idea of the monochrome taking you back in time! Nice, George.

Sandra said...

it is beautiful, i am thinking of doing some black and white, one of the ladies on a blog said take it in color but think about it in black and white. i am going to try it.

Craver Vii said...

1880's eh? Well if it had been taken then, it would predate one of my favorite photographers --Ansel Adams.

But this does have a timeless look about it. Nicely shot, George.

Ash said...

Lovely, and calming!

Ginny said...

I see the house, it is lovely and unusual. Looks almost oriental!

Leovi said...

A wonderful B / W, beautiful water lilies.

Sey said...

The picture is really classic. I love it. It takes me back in time.

LV said...

It looks nice even in a reflection.

SandyCarlson said...

A gorgeous garden, George. I would love to see it sometime!

A Lady's Life said...

I love these shots of ponds and the life living in them.
They are wonderful places to stop and repose, reflect and rejuvenate.

teca said...

I like very much black and white shots! This is marvelous!
Hugs.

The Incredible Woody said...

That photo is excellent in B&W!!

Janie said...

This is really beautiful in Black and white, George, and makes it look like an historic scene.

The Tame Lion said...

Excellent!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice black and white photo.

Regards and best wishes