I’m still playing around with my pictures from last week’s trip to Malta.

I’ve viewed so many (hundreds) of files of brightly coloured doors and windows, blue skies, turquoise seas that it’s time for an hour or so in monochrome.

These images lend themselves to the Black & White treatment as they were both taken when the sun was at its strongest and the light bouncing off the pale-coloured buildings was giving some “blown out” results.

So here are my first b&w’s from Malta; both high-key and fairly minimalist.

Valletta minimalist high-key

Man with Pram ©HelenBushe


solo in Valletta

Solo ©HelenBushe


Marga Demmers · 22 May 2016 at 10:25

Oh, Helen, what a beauties! I love minimalist photos. The one with the man and pram on the steps reminds me of the Odessa steps sequence in the 1925 film ‘Battleship Potemkin’ by Sergei Eisenstein. Have you seen this film?

    HMB · 22 May 2016 at 10:58

    Thanks Marga. I see what you mean . Potemkin was first film I ever saw in Glasgows’s arthouse cinema. That was 50 years ago and I still remember it well.

      Marga Demmers · 22 May 2016 at 11:03

      I saw the film a couple of years ago in a concert hall with an orchestra playing music especially composed for the film. Impressive evening!

        HMB · 22 May 2016 at 11:04

        That would be fabulous.

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