EARTH:SEA

Black & White Photography, Chris Goodacre, Photography

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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).

Sunflower

Black & White Photography, Grace

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The sunflower is mine, in a way.  ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Locked

Black & White Photography, Chris Goodacre, Photography

CG_LockedDo 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.

Cinnamon Rolls

Angela, Angela Gibson, Black & White Photography

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Every now and then my husband gets inspired to make something he has a craving for.  One of those last experiments was delicious cinnamon rolls.  Absolutely delicious thank you my love.

Setting the Table

Angela, Angela Gibson, Black & White Photography

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One of my passion is obviously food, and over the next coming months on my blog thesweetexplorer.com I am going to share some tips on food photography, from setting up a studio, getting props and styling, lighting and examples.

My first post is Food Photography Set Up If you are interested in what you need to set up your own studio at home it’s worth a read.

Valentine Cookies

Angela Gibson, Black & White Photography

Close Up of Heart Cookie Cutters and Cookies - Selective Focus

Enjoying a Summer Dessert

Angela Gibson, Black & White Photography

Individual Trifle with Peaches, Sponge, Jelly and Cream

Being “down under” it is time to make all those chilled desserts as we enjoy long summer nights with friends.

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!

Christmas Baking

Angela Gibson, Black & White Photography

Decorated Christmas Cookies beside Gifts

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.