Nutcrackers on Parade

Black & White Photography, Grace

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I had the good fortune to be invited on a Christmas market river cruise by a good friend.  These nutcrackers at the market in Passau, Germany enchanted me.  Wishing each of you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

The Magic of Christmas

Black & White Photography, Luca, Photography
The magic of Christmas

My nativity

Hello Everybody!

This time “The Day After” is not a nuclear disaster movie…

Believe it or not, preparing the nativity for me is the magic of Christmas.

This photo is just a simple way to wish a Merry Christmas (the day after) to all the Monochrome Muses, my family and all of you, wherever you are.

Luca

 

Christmas Baking

Angela Gibson, Black & White Photography

Decorated Christmas Cookies beside Gifts

Water graffiti

Gilly Walker

Abstract tree reflection

Tranquility

Black & White Photography, Chris Goodacre, Photography

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A dull day, just the sound of the sea, with the waves gently breaking against the sea wall, seagulls overhead – tranquilty. Another film shot, this one was taken at Hunstanton, Norfolk, with a 35mm Fujica GER rangefinder camera.

Birthday Cupcake

Angela Gibson, Black & White Photography

Chocolate Birthday Cupcake with Raspberries and Candle

A still shot of a Birthday Cupcake from a  time-lapse sequence

Autumn in New York

Black & White Photography, Luca

The New York Stock Exchange

Hi everybody.

This picture is one of my favourites, coming from my first black and white experience and now I tell you the story behind because, Rod Stewart sings, “Every pictures tells a story”.

In November 1993 I was in New York City and, for the first time, I decide to bring with me two B/W film. I didn’t know what could happen because I’ve always thought in colours  but, as my mother always said, I’m curious like a monkey so I tried.

The results were, at the time, very surprising. I realized it many years later, when I decided with my wife to put some of those pictures in frames. When I went to the frame shop the owner was so amazed by the three photos I chosen that asked me to bring more because he wanted to fill his shop window with them.

After that day, several perople who entered the shop asked for copies of the pictures and that transform me in a sort of local artist. I was very surprised for such a success because I thought that the only person who could like could like those touristic pictures was me, my wife (and the shop owner). But I was wrong, fortunately.

Here is my favourite one, the one that I gave as a present to the shop owner for his help. He still declares that’s the only picture he has at home.

What you see now is a scan of the photo so the quality is not so good but I hope you enjoy it the same.

I ask also ask to the other Muses to give me their comment, they’re important for my growth as a photographer, not only in B/W.

See you next time.