Weekly Photo Challenge: World Through Your Eyes

Cheri Lucas Rowlands from THE DAILY POST wrote: “…It’s that little extra something in a snapshot that transforms a photograph into something more: a visual interpretation of one’s vision. A story, captured in a frame…”
Berlin-Penthouse
Light and clouds and wind and architecture doing their daily battle vs. each other: I like to convert color photography to “B&W / Black and White”, making a maximum contrast, to present the dramatic I feel mostly in my soul …
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below: some other examples for trying to support a dramatic message via stylish black and white photography [first version always is a color photo]. Three pictures are by my wife Barbara [#4, #9, #10], a professional photographer; I learned a lot by her about painting with light [and shadows] as a basic principle of black and white photography:

2 – the edge, Winterswijk, where Piet Mondrian lived:
the edge

3 – castle for a retired mind:
retired

4 – me, playing guitar, portrait by my wife Barbara:
Mississippi Delta Frizz (Selfportrait)

5 – our cat fighting vs. the light-reflections of me steel guitar:
Black Cat Boogie

6 – a road of light falling through the windows down to the floor:
a road of light

7 – tunnel of light in my hometown Wuppertal, hanging tram:
crowded city

8 – winter garden marble, New York city:
Winter Garden, World Financial Center

9 – portrait of a hesitating woman, shot by my wife:
new series

10 – nude in an abandoned factory, shot by my wife, session for a book:
backside

11 – on violence and gun law politics:
on violence

12 – on frustration (in a dance hall):
the D! archive

13 – in discussion with a Russian (in my home recording audio studio):
in-discussion

14 – solitude for a thinker, Humboldt university, Berlin:
solitude

P.S.:
my camera fell out off my hands today, crashed on the stones, and when I saw the wreck, I could not resist, I went immediately to the next shop to buy a similar camera again (Canon PowerShot) – because to have no camera: I would feel like being blind, with no chance to express my feelings, – which are mostly based on visual adventures …

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

55 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: World Through Your Eyes

  1. Sonel

    Lovely to see your world through your eyes Frizz. Great entry for the challenge. 😀

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  2. These are extremely beautiful pictures!

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  3. Ein wirklich gelungender Beitrag!
    LG, Petra

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  4. Klasse Photos ! I muß mich wohl auch mal wieder mit schwarz/weiss beschäftigen.
    Danke für die Inspiration 😉
    LG Angela

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  5. I love your black & white world, Frizz! Very dramatic and beautiful!
    🙂

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  6. Wonderful world!

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  7. Amy

    Thank you for sharing your world through your lens, Frizz! Sorry about your camera, congrats to your new one! We definitely don’t want you go without a camera…

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  8. Fabulous photos as always. Sorry to hear you broke your camera but its always nice to have a new one!

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  9. Fantastic ! Great pictures

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  10. So much variety! And a competition between you and your wife. 🙂

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  11. Your narrative enhances the power of your pictures. Thank you.

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  12. Black and white gives such a different feel. Once our house is sold and we’ve moved, I hope to have more time to work on my photography and one of the things l’d like to learn is how to convert a photo to B&W. Amazing pictures and congratulations to both you and your wife!

    janet

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  13. My favorite is n 7.
    Amazing that you are always the first to comment 🙂

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  14. As I’m scrolling through your pictures two thoughts are jumping into my brain:
    1. You’re a man?
    2. Amazing pics! Simply beautiful, and yes, very dramatic.

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    • a man, yes, but influenced by my wife, we both upload photos to our flickr pool “frizztext”; 3 of 14 photos here in this gallery are by my wife. The comments are always by myself, I’m a writer …

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  15. All of the photos are beautifully done and are very dramatic. 🙂

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  16. 2812 photography

    Fantastic collection!

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  17. twoscamps

    What a beautiful series of photos. Sorry to hear of your camera’s demise. Life without a camera is no good! -Maureen

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  18. The Wuppertal shot appeals to me a lot.

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  19. Every single one of these is truly spectacular. I’m particularly drawn to #7.

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  20. Fantastic collection! Sorry to hear of your camera’s demise but how fortunate you were to replace it so quickly and continue your beautiful adventures!

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  21. Too bad about your camera. You are just as a good as a pro.

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  22. They are emotional and stark at the same time — powerful! I especially liked the sharp angles in the shot of where Piet Mondrian used to live (Is “The Edge” really what the place was called; how evocative)

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  23. Sorry about your camera. A very fancy lens met the same fate at my hands in NYC. I did not buy another yet.

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    • hi Ruth,
      I’m always impressed so much
      by your Pittsburgh night photography,
      that I tried to learn a little bit
      via Frankfurt skyline shots –
      but the result is far away
      from your brilliant work –
      I believe we use different
      lens systems 🙂
      Skyline

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  24. All very beautiful in individual ways…awful about your camera, but terrific that you could go right out and get another!

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  25. FANTASTIC! all brilliant (your wife’s photography is brilliant too). My faves, the EDGE and the hanging tram – wow!

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  26. Black and white forces us to look deeper into the picture and see the details we might otherwise miss – a gorgeous selection of visual “stories” about your world… Sorry about the camera though.

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  27. Wonderful pictures, from both you and your wife! And I have to agree with you about how lost it would feel to have no camera — I almost cried in sympathy when I read about your camera smashing to bits. I had a Canon Powershot and loved it — great choice!

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  28. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    These are wonderful, all of them. And your wife does photography too? Gorgeous.

    I really love the light, oh the light on the steel guitar and the marble shots. Love them.

    And your wife’s nude in the abandoned factory.

    A feast, is this post!

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    • you have chosen an inspiring blog title with
      Words-Fall-From-My-Eyes
      +
      this weeks photo challenge
      world-through-your-eyes
      is common.
      +
      I considered about
      World-Fell-Into-My-Eyes

      🙂

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  29. You have some truly beautiful pictures here.

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  30. Really spectacular photos as always! And can so understand what losing ones camera can mean!

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  31. Your visual immages would be grately missed. I’m pleased you decided to ge another right away. The entry for the challenge is magnificent. The portrait of a hesitating woman, shot by my wife – perfection.
    You never disappoint when you post.
    Isadora

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  32. I still néed to inform about the hanging trams and Why is Thérè teeth on it? And why is it so crowded, still my favourite

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  33. An outstanding gallery Frizz! And stiff competition from your wife 🙂 Love them all.

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  34. Beautiful photos today! I like Canon Powershot cameras too…they are so thin and easy to use.

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  35. I love these amazing photos, Frizz. Black and white really captures the shadows and light and textures so well. So sorry about your camera! That’s an expensive accident! 😦

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  36. Blind, dump and nude…Glad you have another one!!!
    Beautiful B&W stories….

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  37. Frizz… what a collection of bnw, and examples of the use of light. I was always fascinated by Rembrandt’s Night watch, how he draws out light through the dark background. Your wife’s capture of you playing the guitar is superb! Such subtlety in lighting, just the edges to just the right nuance. Brilliant.

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  38. Fantastic work your wife does – very sensitive. Glad you bought the replacement camera for yourself without hesitation.

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  39. Beautiful! I am glad you replaced your camera stat!

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  40. The shot of the gun is really something — the beauty of the curves, the deadly significance —

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  41. Very nice work. Sorry to hear about the crash but you got a new camera. Not a bad deal.

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