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Sunsets at sea: Colour versus black & white photography

In a world addicted to colour, it takes a bit of courage to photograph a sunset in black and white. Doing so can be tricky, but going off the beaten track has its rewards. The use of greyscale enables the photographer to show a different aspect of reality that has been hidden by colour. It is a challenge to both the eye and the mind.

Sunset Over Water: A black & white photo challenge

Sunsets are a well-worn subject in photography. However, to capture a sunset in black & white can be a real challenge—a test of the photographer’s artistic eye and technical savvy. With this in mind, I am inviting amateur and professional photographers to take part in a special Marine Café Blog feature on the theme ‘Sunset Over Water’.

Mother and child by the sea in marvellous old photos

There is something quite endearing in old photographs of mother and child by the sea. The mother and her bountiful, abiding love. The sea, “the nourisher of kinds” as Ralph Waldo Emerson called it in his poem “Seashore“. The juxtaposition of the two makes for a poignant and powerful image that does not easily fade. It sticks to the mind and the heart.

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