Observe The Time

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography


On a church in San Francisco, California.

More of my images can be seen at Northern Visions Media.

Guest Post – Jane Lurie – Morning Catch, Baker Beach

Black And White Photography, Jane, Photography

Please welcome our newest Guest Contributor Jane Lurie.  Thank you for joining our “little club” and I look forward to your future posts.


“Photography helps people to see”. This quote by Berenice Abbott has always been a favorite. The ability to see and capture a moment in time is the true pleasure, for me, of photography.

My name is Jane Lurie. I grew up in New Jersey and worked in the education field for my career. I moved to South Carolina outside of Charleston for fifteen years before moving to San Francisco a few years ago.

I still remember the thrill of getting my first SLR camera, a Minolta, in high school. When I started taking darkroom classes I discovered the power of black and white photography. I revered Ansel Adams and his landscapes.

Digital cameras and blogging provided new avenues for me and I’m inspired by the connections and creative possibilities. I am drawn to many subjects, especially landscapes, street photography, portraiture, architecture and nature.

I am very pleased to be a part of Monochromia, a talented group infatuated with black and white photography. It is nice to know you are all out there looking for the light and seeing in monochrome.

You can view more of my work here – Jane Lurie Photography and also my Photoblog

Pier 14

Black And White Photography, Photography
Sunrise Pier 14 and Oakland Bay Bridge San Francisco

Last fall took me to San Francisco (lucky me!). Getting up at the crack of dawn to make my way to Pier 33 and my trip to Alcatraz, I was rewarded with catching the sunrise through the archway to Pier 14, and as luck would have it, a lone silhouetted gentleman. The early bird and all that, you know … This photo (in color) is framed and hanging on my wall in my new apartment. It makes me smile every time I look at it.

To see the color version I posted last November, visit VisualVenturing.com.