In The Distance

Black And White Photography, Cheryl, Photography

I took this shot on the morning of 8/7/21 on Tilghman Island, Maryland. We had just returned from grocery shopping, parked the car in the carport and were ready to unload. It was our usual beautiful morning sky. By the time I got to the back of the car the sky these clouds appeared. I was lucky that I had a camera over my shoulder as things were changing rapidly.

wading along the trunks

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

This is one of the images, where it’s hard to decide if the image is monochrome or in color. No sky, no green plants, early no light, dark trunks, an oystercatcher is also mainly black and white. Only the legs, the bill and the eyes of an oystercatcher are of intense red color.

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

movements in the dark

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

This is Praça do Comércio in Lisboa at night. Once, the place of the king of Portugal stood here, where you now can find the square. On November 1st, 1755 a huge earthquake destroyed many parts of Lisboa. Most of the destroyed parts of Lisboa were rebuilt afterwards, but not the palace. Instead this square was created as a connection from the Baixa Pombalina (inner old town reachable by going through the arch, you can see in the background) and the river Tejo right in my back.

Hint: before rebuilding Baixa Pombalina the buildings were probed if they would resist another earthquake by having soldiers marching around a model of the quarter. Marquis de Pombal, prime-minister and planner of the reconstruction of Lisboa, was a very foresighted man. Since that time the quarter has his name.

In the upper right corner, you can see the castle of Lisboa enthroned above the city and overseeing the city and the river.

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