Dali Museum, B+W,Figueres, Catalunya, Spain 2011
Google Maps: Dali Museum,Figueres,Spain
My earliest memories of Black and White photography, we´re as a young boy , my mother and father had a book called “London by Night”, this book´s layout was B+W images with almost no text, save the locations of the images, I used to look at this book under the covers in bed,with a torch´(i´d have gotten in trouble if the light was on). The images we´re from about 1942 or 1943 I think and I don´t obviously remember the photographer´s name but they seared into my memory this idea that B+W photography was film photography.
In the last 9 months that i´ve been photoblogging on wordpress, i´ve been lucky enough to discover and follow some great photobloggers such as In search of style and Sven Seebeck or sites such 500px.com that my ideas about B+W have changed quite radically.
I´ve been holding off Silver EFX Pro,for some time, not because I have a problem with it, but because my Credit Card has a problem with it, recession bites! (Apparently,people are at their most creative when their backs are against the wall-Yeah right!). My biggest problem with demo programs and plugins is…….at the end of the trial period I tend to buy them!
I like this shot, just because whoever designed this museum (and I suspect Dali may have had something to do with it) ,created some lines to take you to the front doors, making this shot great from a photographic point of view. But not great if you’re a tourist on a tight budget!
Dali being a great painter, knew how to maximize visual impact, and financial impact too I think!
I´ve got two weeks to play around with Silver EFX pro, so you´re probably going to see lot´s of B+W here for the next couple of weeks…….maybe!