MONOCHROME MADNESS: Pompeii Artifacts ; for MM 2-21

I visited Pompeii  in  June, as you know if you have seen my previous posts.  The site was lost for about 1,500 years until its initial rediscovery in 1599 and broader rediscovery almost 150 years . The objects that lay beneath the city have been well-preserved for centuries because of the lack of air and moisture. These provide an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana.  The first photo is what I’ve sent to Leanne Cole for  Monochrome Madness ChallengeRitva Sillanmäki -archaeological find _ Pompeii  (4 of 6)


 During the excavation, plaster was used to fill in the voids in the ash layers that once held human bodies. This allowed one to see the exact position the person was in when he or she died.

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Please go and see the other  wonderful entries others have sent there for this week .



MONOCHROME MADNESS: Paper shop; for MM 2-18

This is my entry,  for MM 2-18 .  I liked these in color, so I decided that as “past trend” paper and stationary and ink,  would look so good in Monochrome. Here is my entry for  Monochrome Madness Challenge.  I used cream tones in to set up a soft feel, nostalgic touch to the shop window, I wanted the hand cut edged to show .I used lots of light in the paper and ink photo. Tried to make it crisp and clear, to get the texture of the paper and ribbon. So go and see the wonderful entries others have sent there for this week to see which one of these photos I chose to be my entry this week.

Ritva Sillanmäki - paper shop (1 of 1)

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