Context is important. It can be the difference between an insult and a joke. It can warp the perception of an event. I have been thinking a lot about context, given the tense mood in society right now. Pictures are misused, facts are misconstrued.
This family was sitting on a hill in Hoboken looked across the Hudson at the Lower Manhattan skyline. I had these exact edits in mind when I took this picture. I tried to get as much silhouette as I could through the camera, using a small f/22 aperture. In Photoshop I converted the photo to B&W and upped the contrast. I really like the result. It reminds me of a sketch.
A while back I spend the day with a friend who also enjoys photography. My goal for the day was to photograph in black and white. Another photographer friend had recommended this assignment to me, as you really pay attention to dark and light rather than color. We spent the day in Wiesbaden and Rüsselsheim and the results were surprisingly good.
Train stations are interesting places. Some stations like 30th Street Station in Philadelphia are majestic older buildings with beautiful architecture. Others, like Penn Station in New York City, are failed modern designs, ugly and overcapacity. Copenhagen station is a turn of the century building. Beyond the architecture, the mix of people is also something that always catches my eye. I am a people watcher and fascinated by the hustle and bustle.
Crepes are one of my favorite snacks and always a highlight of visiting France. My favorites are cheese and ham as a savory snack, while a banana and Nutella crepe is my favorite sweet snack. I took this picture while visiting the Strasbourg Christmas market. The cheese and ham crepe being prepared was the one I ordered. It was yummy!