The Monochrome Experience: Sunflowers field

Although they hide from the sun its splendid magnificence makes us succumb to its charm. From the lush landscape, the detail of its stems and leaves, and the sinuous fractal detail that nature deposits in its seed containers.

The Monochrome Experience: Last Of The Amazons

While some regard the Amazons as a purely mythical people, others assume an historical foundation for them.

The Monochrome Experience: Casual Things

I especially like the flower in the pond. It has been almost a miracle to do it. The rest of the series has no special interest but can be seen without further ado. I like the one of the girl who doesn’t have her feet on the floor and watch a guy who looks in the same direction. Today I did something with the shadows. The projected branches in the sand… Summer, days, casual things.

The Monochrome Experience: Take It Easy

With the heat people slow down. Everything flows in slow motion. And summer days lengthen to the incredible. My advise: cold water, sunglasses, and walk in the shade. It is not convenient to look at the clock because then the rush comes. Enjoy your time.

 

 

The Monochrome Experience: Compositions Of The Beach

We have everything on the beach: horizon, sea, sky, and sand. In between, like ants out of the nest, human figures play, enjoy water, sunbathe, heat up, enjoy leisure time to be happy, and most importantly, are in a great scenario to be photographed.

The Monochrome Experience: Subtle Situations

Seeing a photograph is a visual and intellectual pleasure. Just like reading a good book, just like listening carefully to an immortal concert or opera. Sometimes relationships are established between the elements of the image, certain contrasts, a kind of dialogue between the subjects. I do not mean the composition or the usual rules of the four thirds, I speak about the subtle situations. In this series I especially like the photograph of the woman who crosses La Rambla. The female protagonist establishes a formal relationship with the three-arm lamppost. Why? The woman also has three arms and a point of distant light at the tip of the nose!

The Monochrome Experience: Sunny Day Sunday

If you are a photographer, just follow the light.

The Monochrome Experience: Rebuilding The Eye Model

We agree that black and white photography does not represent reality. It is a vision of the world that has annulled the color to recreate itself in the gray scale, the monochrome or the monotone. Whatever option the photographer has chosen, there is also the eye, what he chooses and captures. Within this series you can see a bearded bride, a Levitating Menina, a cyclist dog, and other photographs that would enter into a photographed reality canon due to its likelihood.

The Monochrome Experience: Street Photography

The street photographer can be seen as an extension of the flâneur, an observer of the streets (who was often a writer or artist).

The Monochrome Experience: What Do You See?

Some of Garry Winogrand’s best photographs are those of people observing something that is not seen in the image. It is fascinating. It allows the observer to think about what the protagonists are looking at, then establishing a mock reconstruction of the real world where the imagination of the public is put to work for some good one: it is, they must be in, and so on. With this resource today I have proposed to photograph people who look without showing the focus of their eyes. Thanks, Garry!

 

The Monochrome Experience: Wild Storm

What happens in a city when a wild storm breaks out in minutes?
See the full story inside the post.

The Monochrome Experience: White Background

Finding a white background in a city is almost a miracle. The subjects lack external reference and the eyes are concentrated in their details: clothing, style, action, physiognomy. A gift for lovers of street photography.

The Monochrome Experience: Rainbow Warrior

The warriors of the rainbow take the sun, bathe, walk and some climb to a legendary boat. We are a little Rainbow Warrior’s, even without knowing it.

The Monochrome Experience: Swimmers

 

It is curious that the human being has an innate sense for competition, always with the illusion of reaching a goal. Only contemplating these swimmers is in itself a superhuman effort. Any spectator immediately activates their mirror cells and encourages them: –Come on, champions! One more effort!

The Monochrome Experience: Barcelona’s Old Town

An attempt to capture the transience of light in black and white, snapshots with fixed optics at f/8, sometimes tricking the camera’s photometer with high speeds in order to create sharp contrasts. Check inside the post the full gallery.