Flat white skies

Cloudy days usually provide good light for black and white photography. Rain, fog and heavy clouds may even lend some drama and sparkle to things. Last Friday, however, the sky over Lisbon looked like a flat white ceiling with no depth whatsoever. Boring (and hot) as hell… But under that sky, the usual rattle of locals, expats and tourists wandering about the streets and squares, provided good shooting subjects. Occasionally, some textured surfaces also caught my attention and I found interesting to explore the contrasts between them.

These where the first “field shots” with my new GF1, set for “dynamic B&W” straight from the camera. I am well impressed; Sharpness is very good and the camera gets the exposure right most of the time, requiring just minor adjustments in some cases.

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography. 2012

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10 responses

  1. lovely

    May 13, 2012 at 03:48

    • António Marques

      Thank you, Anadir.

      May 13, 2012 at 15:14

  2. These are amazing! Such a treat. Thank you

    May 13, 2012 at 04:04

    • António Marques

      Thanks, Sunbird.

      May 13, 2012 at 17:13

  3. Very nice. I particularly like the photo of the railing and the stairs.

    May 13, 2012 at 17:03

    • António Marques

      Thanks, Douglas. Lisbon has dozens of spots like this one…

      May 13, 2012 at 17:12

  4. You have an incredible eye!

    May 13, 2012 at 17:28

    • António Marques

      Thank you, Lois.

      May 13, 2012 at 17:41

  5. I like your compositions here again. 🙂

    June 14, 2012 at 09:52

    • António Marques

      Thank you, Jeniper.

      June 14, 2012 at 09:56

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