100

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

According to the files in the monochromia folder on my disk, this is my 100th post here on Monochromia. It’s amazing how quickly the time has passed. I’m still glad to be a part of this great community of talented photographers and lovers of monochrome images.

So, I looked for a very special image to celebrate this anniversary.

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

A bridge between the years

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

We’re standing right in front of a jump: 2018 will be 2019, soon.

Here in Germany, some people call the days between Christmas and New Years day the “days between the years” or short “between the years”.

Don’t get confused, the year starts on January 1st and ends at December 31st. But, many businesses (primarily smaller ones) close their doors these days for a short vacation to recuperate from the very stressful Advent time (the 4 weeks before Christmas). Also, big businesses encourage their employees to take these days off.

In this context, you can understand these days as being a bridge between the years.

Another custom here is, making resolutions for the new year: stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, more sports, living a more active life, finding a new job and so on. I guess, you got the idea. Also, you make a wish for your neighbors, friend and colleagues. These wishes usually include health and personal success (without going into detail).

So, I wish you a Happy New Year, and I thank you for your support!

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

A loving couple

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

A loving couple during their mating season in mid winter.

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