Monochrome Weather

A winter scene in Clevland

When I entered this photo in an exhibit of Cleveland photos a few years ago, a viewer was overheard to say, “This photo, more than any others, captures the essence of a Cleveland winter.”  Believe it or not, this photo is in full color!  It’s just that during the winter season in Northeast Ohio, the outside world often turns to shades of black, white and gray.

I’m not looking forward to winter but there are indications that it is on its way.  It has cooled down considerably and some trees are already turning colors and dropping their leaves.  It won’t be long!

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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2 Responses to Monochrome Weather

  1. andybeel says:

    Love the banner quote from Mr Smith, one of his more comprehensible. I’m sure you are fully aware of his Pittsburgh United Steel pictures taken in 1955 – absolutely fantastic.

    See my blog for industrial snaps in bad weather, thanks


    • Hello Andy, thanks for commenting. Yes, Smith is one of my favorite photographers but he was a tortured soul. A tragic life that did some remarkable work!
      You also do some beautiful work. I looked at your website and blog and, in fact, subscribed to the blog. I look forward to following your posts.


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