Today’s miscellany is in the manner of my Venice in Black & White at the end of May (which was easily one of my most popular photo posts) and it doubles as response to Cee’s Compose Yourself photo challenge on the theme of Black & White: The Basics.
I took these photos when I was still under the impression that photography’s only purpose was to faithfully re-create the colourful, aromatic, tactile reality of the 3-D world around me, less than a year ago, during our holiday on Malta. Only one of the photos was taken with an actual camera, the rest were captured on phone.
Today, having read Cee’s explanation on the importance of texture and contrast in determining what makes a good black & white photo, I put a dozen likely looking photos through the black & white filter in the computer. This is what’s left:
I chose the first three for texture, the fourth for contrast, and the last one for both.
Wishing you all a sunny Sunday!
Links: Malta has a very interesting history and it inspired me to write more than one post so here's a selection of links to some of them - topics range from books on Maltese history through advice on how to overcome your fear of flying (with a book, obviously!) to photos of the place. The Great Siege: Malta 1565 Stick & Rudder (No Fear of Flying) Faith, Hope and Charity Street Art in St Ursula Street Valletta