I’m back after such a long time and I apologise all the Muses and the readers for being so lazy.
Well, now it’s time to let the photo talk.
This summer I went to New York City with my family for a week of holiday. It was a comeback after fifteen years from my last visit and I found a new city: cleaner, brighter, more powerful than before.
In the city I consider the homeland of street photography I tried to practice my skill and shooted some pics.
This is one of my favourites for two main reasons:
- it’s about the Subway, a particular “environment” in NYC
- maybe sometime ago this photo would be trashed now that I understand the meaning of street photography I think this is a good one.
Well, that’s it; in the next days (hopefully, not months!) I will post some other pictures of the Big Apple.
Let me know what do you think about it.
For technical addicted:
- F-stop f/8
- Exposure time: 1/6 sec.
- Lens: 18mm
- ISO: 100
See you soon.
I walked across the salt marsh, just the sound of the wind rustling the reeds, at its end the parched earth morphed into sand, the sound of the sea took over (Gibraltar Point, Lincolnshire).
Do we all lock a part of ourselves away? Hidden from the rest of the world, deep within, that small element of our soul we think may frighten others.
So far all my post have been food ones here on the monochrome muse, but with having some down time over the Christmas break I have had a chance to work on editing some old photos in new ways and came up with some that I really liked, so here is my first b&w landscape. Look forward to sharing more later
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.
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.
Wild and windy Weybourne. Worth getting buffeted and soaked in the rain for the shots we managed to get here!
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
~Henry David Thoreau
Tram stopping at Praca do Comercio, Lisboa
Português got the inspiration from “The Americans”, the most famous work from the Swiss-American photographer Robert Frank.
In 2011 me and my family went to Portugal for our summer holidays. One day we were walking in Lisbon when we reached Praca do Comercio.
Standing in the square there was this tram, with all those people sitting near the windows; I tried to remember where I saw another scene like that before and in my mind came Robert Frank and his book.
Of course the historical moments of the two photos are quite different and the people were living different lives but I wanted to catch only the photographical similarities.
I hope you like it.
For technical details lovers, here you are: f/8, 1/80 sec, ISO-100, 60mm