"Favourite b + w photos" Personal Page by pfsmalo

Paris is such a great subject for photography, it is hard to miss a shot. This is taken from the Alexandre III bridge towards "Les Invalides" where many famous Frenchmen are buried.

Taken from the left bank I think this low shot emphasises the majesty of the cathedral.

These are fishing cabins above the river Rance in Brittany. They are built on stilts as this river is behind the dam near St. Malo that uses the tides to produce electricity, so twice a day with the tides, the river rises and falls. The dam controls the height of the river but outside the dam the tides can rise and fall up to 40 feet.

This is the well known Tour Solidor at the mouth of the river Rance, that protected the entrance of the river from pirates. It now houses a very good museum dedicated to the sea and Cape-Horners.

I feel here that b +w accentuates the movement and whorls from the water that has cascaded through here for centuries.

After seeing all those american films in the 60's I needed a shot like this, as we don't have fire escapes like this in Europe. The shadows plus the brickwork strengthen this in b +w. I finally found this one in San Francisco.

Taken a very frosty morning in St. Lary in the Pyrenees mountains, France. Doesn't need colour to tell you how cold it is.

This is the old mill in Elora, Ontario looking downriver, with the columns of the old bridge just in front The b +w gives a real olde-worlde feeling to it.

  • Page Updated Dec 27, 2007
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  • al2401's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    Great photos. love B & W.

    • pfsmalo's Profile Photo
      Dec 20, 2013 at 4:19 AM

      Thanks very much for the visit and compliments Alison.

  • JulieJueletha's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2013 at 3:54 AM

    I LOVED your page of B&W photos. They can be so much more moody than color. You captured the moods so beautifully!

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