Behind Pratt

Black And White Photography, Cheryl, Photography


Canon 5D3 with 24-70mm f/2.8
Taken in the east Baltimore neighborhood of Butchers Hill very early one winter morning.

Inside Casa Milà

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

FX, 14mm

This is the atrium of Casa Milà, one of the well-known buildings designed by the Catalan architect Antonio Guidi. When in Barcelona, don’t miss the masterpiece of architecture and foreseeing innovation. But, book your tickets in advance!

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

A night at the opera

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

5 years ago, I was on a trip with some friends to Dresden, the capital of the stat of Saxxon here in Germany. It’s in the eastern part and was part of the GDR, which became part of the FRG back in 1990 when the inner-German border stumbles down and both parts of Germany were reunited after 45 years of partition.

This is the Semper Opera house at night in the center of the old town of Dresden only a couple of meters away from the former king’s palace. Despite the opera house was hit very hard during WWII it was reconstructed from 1977 to 1985 after years of preparation (1968-1977) and years of securing the ruined (1946-1955). Fortunately, they reconstructed the building according to the original plans. When we were there, we also took a guided tour to see the inside. It’s astonishing to see the inner parts of this building designed in the second half of the 19th century (1871-1878).

This building is well known in Germany because a brewery uses this view of the opera house at night in their advertisings.

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

This Is Me

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

100 Word Fiction

Lou Ruvo Center For Brain Health Cleveland Clinic
Las Vegas NV

We come out at night. Mostly because people stare too much during the day. We frighten them, but we’re usually more scared than they are. The night cloaks us, protects us. People fear what they don’t understand. They think we’re the result of some evil scientific experiment for all I know. Or care. But we’re just like them, only with a genetic mutation that the doctors are trying to understand. It might help if the facility where we’re housed didn’t look like it was melting from the inside out. The architect’s sick joke. Like the one God played on us.