All landscapes ask the same question in the same whisper.
‘I am watching you — are you watching yourself in me?’
To tune in, without reverence, idly — but with real inward attention…
You can extract the essence of a place once you know how.
If you just get as still as a needle, you’ll be there.
- Lawrence Durrell, Spirit of Place: Letters and Essays on Travel

Steve McCurry Retrospective
Villa Riale di Monza
Monza, Italy
October 30 - April 6, 2015


Five photos I like from 2014 that didn’t get on one of the previous lists, for gray-card’s year-end review extravaganza.

These ended up all being black and white photos, although I didn’t plan it.

Here are some other retrospective selections that you may enjoy:

I only post original photos on hjlphotos but have recently started a couple of side blogs as a form of notetaking…

  • Photopraxis is mostly landscape, street, historical, still life, abstract and other SFW imagery.
  • Pose and Form is mostly posed and technical portraits, nudes, and other potentially NSFW imagery

Thanks everyone for your likes, reblogs, and messages – Best wishes for the holiday season and a Happy New Year!