More focus on shape, colour contrasts don't count and shades of grey. A lot more than 50, by the way. Not funny, I know.
Near Vlijmen there is a beautiful natural area, Engelen lake. I shot a simple pole and reed in the background. There's a coloured version on the homepage.
--- 3 Apr 2021, Vlijmen (NL) 👁 more icm ---
Subtropical plant with an utterly intriguing texture and shape. Its natural colour is also subtle, in this case I decided to bring it back to its basis.
--- 26 Dec 2019, Conil (E) lanzarote ---
The trees alongside the street where we live still look a bit lifeless, especially on a bland day like today. It's an ICM image of 6 seconds, F/32.
--- 23 Mar 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---
A bit further from the surfspot at Famara beach where it is hot and happening, there's Playa San Juan. Mostly deserted and offering a stunnning view on the unknown islands of Montaña Clara, Alegranza and La Graciosa.
--- 13 Jan 2020, Playa San Juan (E) 👁 more lanzarote ---
At the very tip of Jávea's port, Costa Blanca, there was a restaurant with its terrace only separated from the Mediterranean by a wall. We had a lovely lunch. Great to watch the sea go wild here, which it had obviously done the year before when a freak wave completely demolished the restaurant. The spot is unique so it was rebuilt, and guess what happened in the autumn of that year ... it is off the map.
--- 23 Apr 2017, Jávea (E) ---
It's a simple image but I love the greys in it. I was also lucky that the sun came through for just a second. It gives the waves some texture.
--- 26 Dec 2019, Arrecife (E) ---
You would go there, if only for its name. Bit of a small beach, really, I didn't expect much of it, especially on a cloudy day. But look at these volcanic rocks. Fortunately it was completely deserted. Seems a fave spot for naturists.
--- 30 Dec 2014, El Médano (E) 👁 more tenerife ---
Although the lilac, purple and beige colours are unique to this mountain ridge, converted to monochrome the shapes and shades come to the fore.
--- 8 Jan 2021, Mala (E) ---
Immensely impressive tree. Large air roots hanging down, strong ground roots, circumference is guesswork but could be 5 to 7 metres. It's a giant. This is a survivor in whatever climate.
--- 9 May 2016, Valencia (E) ---
Sand, water, barks, I know: they are my favourite themes. It's the rythm and the texture that make images such as these appeal to me.
--- 18 Dec 2019, Famara (E) 👁 more sand patterns ---
The brilliant idea behind this Calatrava creation is that close by, you get the idea you're looking at a gargantuan ladybird. Once you zoom out, which you can do if you go one level up, you see it is the head of a whale whereas a building behind it presents its carcass and the bridge behind that one makes the tail. Breathtaking. For a coloured specimen see the eye below.
--- 9 May 2008, Valencia (E) 👁 more calatrava ---