Close range

Random details containing red

I particularly don’t find much appeal in viewing isolated and/or unrelated photos, unless they are exceptionally good. Unfortunately, as we all know, exceptionally good photos – I think the term is “killer shots” – are hard to get. So, sometimes it’s difficult to find a line of thought strong enough to build up a set of photos that makes sense. Not feeling particularly creative or prolific in these current days, I found here the color red as a pattern I could use, taking also a temporary break from b&w photography…

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Francos #347, Portugal, 2013

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Arraiolos #361, Alentejo, Portugal, 2013

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Sintra #367, Portugal, 2013

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography, 2013

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Rust

The passing of time finds his expression through color and form. Just like wrinkles in a human face, time adds depth and personality to most things…

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


The colorful way…

I really prefer black and white photography not because of some kind of nostalgia feelings but because I think most of the times b&w enhances form and texture in a subject, which are elements that in my opinion, surpass color in importance.

As I’m not running after a “personal style” as a photographer I’m not particularly concerned if I shoot in color whenever I feel it is the right thing to do. And there are those days when color pours into our eyes in such an overwhelming way…

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography


Way down, below the ocean…

Exploring the ocean without diving or getting wet… I can really lose myself in these shapes, textures and colors.

These shots also show me why I’ll never ditch my compact camera. Besides being portable, it excels at macro and has a distinctive feel to it, if you compare it with a dedicated macro lens in a bigger sensor camera, as in here. It has much more depth of field and the wider angle makes the objects look immense.

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography


Exploring root textures

This old piece of pine tree root, dried out in the sun and washed up in the shore, has certainly a long story to tell. I picked it up in the sand on a beach and just looking at it made me imagine many different and recognizable shapes.

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography


Royal typewriter

Stumbled across an american-made typewriter with portuguese keyboard. It has about 80 heavy years old. The weight is about 22 Kilos! I didn´t resist to make a photo trip around it. Amazing and solid piece of machinery…

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog