A New York State of Mind

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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I’ve had New York on my mind lately as my wife wants to attend a writing conference there in February.  Although I would not be attending the conference, I would look forward to meeting with other members of Monochromia and doing a bit of photography in the city.  My last visit was in July of 2011 and I had only five hours to take in as much as possible.  This time I would have several days to explore and, hopefully, have knowledgeable guides to show me around…hint, hint!

Entrance Around Side

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

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The abandoned I 94 Cafe, located just off the interstate, somewhere near Bismark, North Dakota.  I’ve been spending a lot of time driving around North Dakota lately, but haven’t had the time to stop and capture many of the sights that have caught my eye.  I’m planning to take a week or so next year and explore northwestern Minnesota and the Dakota’s at harvest time when there are so many opportunities for contrasting colors.  I also discovered that due to the flat nature of the area, the sunsets last much longer than they do in the part of Minnesota I live in.

More of my images can be found on my personal photo blog.

The Atlantis Hotel, Dubia.

Black And White Photography, Photography, Rico Rodriguez

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The most incredible hotel lobby I have ever seen. This was shot handheld on a Sony A6000, What a camera.

The Church of Bones

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Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f4.5; ISO 3200; 1/160sec

The Sedlec Ossuary (or ‘Church of Bones’) is a spectacular work of art located in Kutna Hora, in the Czech Republic.  The inside of the church is dramatically adorned by the bones of more than 40,000 human skeletons, which have been arranged in various structures.  Above is the church’s coat of arms, which was originally the crest of the Schwarzenberg family.

Down A Country Road

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, iPhoneography, Mobile Photography, Photography

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The adventure of driving a backroad in rural Wisconsin during a blizzard.  Happy to note that many hours later, after getting stuck only once, we arrived safely at our destination.

iPhone 7 Plus, ISO 20, 6.6mm, f/2.8, 1/280th sec, tweaked in Apple Photos, Adobe Lightroom and signature added via a custom brush in Photoshop.

Three Women, Halong Bay

Black And White Photography, Jane, Photography

Portrait, Travel, Black and White, Monochrome, SE Asia

 

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Peter and Paul Fortress

Black And White Photography, Photography

Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f22; ISO 400; 1/2000sec

An iconic landmark on the St. Petersburg skyline, the Peter and Paul Fortress harks back to the early sixteenth century.  In this image I attempted to recapture the building’s historical nature with some grain and a slight blue colour cast.

Kazan Cathedral

Black And White Photography, Photography

Canon 80D, 18-55mm lens
f4.0; ISO 800; 1/3200sec

In July, my family and I spent a few days in St. Petersburg, Russia.  This is the Kazan Cathedral, a functional Russian Orthodox Church styled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. I tried to go for a unique angle and was lucky enough to catch a plane in the background; an interesting juxtaposition of historical architecture and modern technology!

Fresh Pies

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, iPhoneography, Mobile Photography, Photography

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Certain things make a road trip better.  There is always seeing new and beautiful places, exploring small towns and meeting people from other places.  Finding delicious comfort food along the way is always an added bonus.  for your information, the pies were fresh, and they were delicious.

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

Spiralling down…

Black And White Photography, Photography, Sherry

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It was worth every one of the 207 steps up this tower to see this beautiful spiral from above. This was taken from the top of the Santa Catalina tower in Valencia, Spain.