Folhas Secas, part two

My first steps working on the project “Folhas Secas” included defining my vision, laying out a set of guidelines to work with, taking test shots, and finding a logical way to organize them.

Maria Comprida from Morro da Mensagem

This post is about Maria Comprida, a mountain peak that dominates the landscape view from Itaipava (PetrĂ³polis, Brazil), and which is a good subject for black and white photography.

The Mermaid’s face

I have been to the Marin Headlands a number of times, but last Saturday was the first time I saw the face of the Mermaid.

My mood of the ocean

I like the freedom from reality that black and white gives me. In color, there is often the expectation that a scene has some resemblance with reality, and when it does not, it looks strange. In black and white, by contrast, there is no such expectation because there is no real world in black and white to use as a reference.

Light, Shadow, Reflection

Photograph on display at Gallery 625 in Woodland, as part of the exhibit: Light Shadow, Reflection.