Dazzle

Black And White Photography, David, Photography

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Looks a bit down on their luck if you ask me 😮
Part of an art exibition in Lymington Hampshire.
Leica M9P
35mm Summilux-M35 f/1.4 ASPH

Cincinnati Skyline

Photography, Black And White Photography, Laurie

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Christmas rose

Photography, Black And White Photography, Andre

Christmas time means winter and thus we have cold weather, snow, ice-covered lakes and rivers. Temperature are far below 0°C (32°F).

But, this tiny plants are blooming in this uncomfortable time of the year. It’s called Christmas or snow rose (Helleborus niger), because of the blooming time. 

This year’s summer was extremely hot and dry. Over summer, many plants died because of the lack of water. Also the Christmas rose. All leaves were laying flat on the ground. There was no hope of seeing any blossoms this year or even see the Christmas rose surviving this hard time. The image above is from last winter.

But, surprisingly, the leaves are standing upwards again and many white blossoms are currently blooming 😳 What a surprise!

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

Northern Ireland – Causeway Coastal Route – Magilligan Point

Black And White Photography, Dan, Photography

Magilligan Point

Waiting

Black And White Photography, Garreth, Photography

Details

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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Photographers recently had the opportunity to visit the historic Glensheen Mansion in Duluth for a photo meet.  The mansion was decorated with twenty-five Christmas trees, twenty-five hidden elves and much more Holiday trim.  As much as all the bright lights and ornaments were appealing, I found a display cabinet with these serving pieces on exhibit just as interesting.  I chose to isolate focus on the cup design and let the other objects serve as the framing.

More of my images from Glensheen can be seen on my Northern Visions blog.

The Roaring 20’s

Black And White Photography, Joseph, Photography

Taken on the NYC “Nostalgia Train” that runs during the Christmas holiday weekends.

Lunch Perhaps ?

alakajay, Black And White Photography, Photography

Guest Post – Alena Shminke

Alena, Black And White Photography, Photography

It’s my pleasure to introduce our newest guest contributor, the talented Alena Shminke.

Am I ready to see a beauty?

My name is Alena Shminke. I was born and lived most of my life in Russia, but over the last two years, I have moved to Estonia. Frankly speaking, I’m a newcomer to photography, and I can’t say I was always interested in photography. I graduated from medical university and worked as a clinical psychologist for several years. Although medicine is a far stretch from art I was always interested and tried my hand in different art forms.

When I moved to Tallinn I had a lot of free time and since I couldn’t find a job I started to think about getting an education in the field of art. I chose photography because creating visual images is the most interesting to me and I have a lot of ideas I wish to embody. I really enjoy analog photography. I like to shoot on film, to develop films and to make prints in a darkroom.

Because of my interest in film photography, a vital part of my work is monochrome.
Possibly the most typical genre for me is fine-art and the most of the images you can see on my blog are still life’s and emotional (self) portraits.The personal part of photography for me is the more I shoot the more I feel that photography is something stronger than me. It makes me stand up and act even when I feel broken.

Alena

You can see more of my work on my blog – here

 

Rush Hour

Black And White Photography, Photography, Rico Rodriguez

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