The temptation to make our pictures vibrant and colourful is understandable. After all colours make images pop. But there are times when going the other direction makes the image stand out even better. I’m of course talking about rendering pictures in monochrome, specifically in black & white.
While walking along the banks of the famous Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam, you cannot miss the Temple Of The Jade Mountain which resides on an islet in the lake. The bridge that connects the main land to this islet is the Welcoming Morning Sunlight Bridge (Cầu Thê Húc) bridge. The bridge, a wooden brightly coloured red one, forms a very picturesque backdrop from any photography enthusiast. Continue reading
Amsterdam is famous (or rather infamous) for having a rather risqué nightlife. But the city isn’t only about getting freaky. Amsterdam is home to a large number of students and budget backpackers. And these folk come together and bring a truly contagious energy and enthusiasm in the evenings with their group performances. Usually you can find such communal performances at the city’s social epicentre, Dam Square.
Cliffs make for a great photo subject. Something about the infinite skyline at one end and the pristine water at the other renders these topographical wonders simply mesmerising! Continue reading