Lisbon in Black and White

Open Hallway

Open Hallway

A few of my interpretations of architecture in Lisbon, Portugal.

83 responses

  1. Gorgeous Ron

    April 3, 2013 at 8:45 am

    • Thank you. These are from a trip I took two years ago. All have been processed again and the posts are reorganized.

      April 3, 2013 at 8:49 am

  2. Un Buen Trabajo en B&W, Son Unas Fotografías Preciosas…

    April 3, 2013 at 8:55 am

  3. Incredible architecture, brilliant interpretations !

    April 3, 2013 at 8:59 am

  4. Wonderful, I hope you’ve been to Sintra too, it’s spectacular!

    April 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

    • Christina, I have not been there, but you just gave me an idea for another trip.

      April 3, 2013 at 9:05 am

  5. Wow, these are really great photos! Love them!!! ;)

    April 3, 2013 at 9:03 am

  6. Great architecture, especially the cathedral. The B&W is perfect!

    April 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

    • Thank you John, and good morning.

      April 3, 2013 at 9:20 am

      • Gooood mornin’! Did you change your site theme? It’s very time consuming but enjoyable (for me).

        April 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

        • I switched back to Modularity Lite. I had been using Twenty Twelve, but there is an annoying bug in the editor. Also, I wanted to have widgets at the bottom of the main page and comments were not showing on the “About” page. Navigation should be the same, except there is no automatic scroll at the bottom of the page.

          April 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

  7. Nice! I love “the wall” particularly. There is something almost surreal about it.

    April 3, 2013 at 9:43 am

  8. This is extra ordinary pictures I’ve ever seen from your works. Just gorgeous in B&W. Bravo! :-)

    April 3, 2013 at 9:47 am

    • Thank you P. I hope the butterflies are all around your house.

      April 3, 2013 at 11:43 am

      • They are, Ron. I am still re-contract my garden since it’s been seriously damaged by strong wind and rain last month. I am sad :-(

        April 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm

        • P, that is sad. Around here the problem has been not enough rain.

          April 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm

        • Do you have winter out there?

          April 4, 2013 at 12:32 am

        • Where I live, Houston, the winters are mild. It rarely goes below freezing and usually the afternoon highs are cool but comfortable. The summers are very hot and humid with a usual high of 37C.

          April 4, 2013 at 7:34 am

        • wow. Its really hot during the summers!

          April 4, 2013 at 11:33 am

  9. I like how the B&W captures the architecture. I especially like the hotel lobby. Excellently done.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  10. vichot

    These B&W are fantastic! I’m caught between the “Ruined Cathedral” and “Building Courtyard” one. Those are my favorites.

    April 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    • Thank you Vichot. I always have a problem choosing which one will be the most eye catching and that one gets presented large.

      April 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm

  11. I love black and white photos

    April 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    • Thank you. Good luck with your fitness program.

      April 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm

  12. Absolutely gorgeous!

    April 3, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    • Thank you Danna. The feedback on this post has been great.

      April 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm

  13. I love the photos of Lisbon. It’s always heartwarming to see beautiful photos of my city. I hope you enjoyed it!

    April 4, 2013 at 9:12 am

    • I loved Lisbon. Next time around I want to spend some more time in the surrounding areas.

      April 4, 2013 at 9:13 am

      • I’m glad. There are a lot of beautiful places along the coast, to the North of Lisbon.

        April 4, 2013 at 9:19 am

  14. This is the kind of work I like to see.

    April 4, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    • Thank you. This group of photos has been well received.

      April 4, 2013 at 7:50 pm

  15. These are just gorgeous. I never would have thought to capture such a colorful city in black & white, but it gives Lisbon a whole new, ‘grown-up’ air. Love this & the unique perspective!

    April 4, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    • Thank you. Architecture does well in black and white.

      April 5, 2013 at 8:04 am

  16. Love this series in black and white. Particularly like Open Hallway; intriguing and calming at the same time.

    April 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    • This series was very well received on WordPress. More goes into digital black and white than it appears at first. The digital sensor is a color device and simply removing the color information does not result in the kind of tones that black and white film delivers.

      April 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      • I am don’t know much about photography but I can sense the skill. I hope you won’t mind but I have made Open Hallway my screensaver because I want to be able to study and contemplate it more.

        April 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm

        • Please contemplate all you want, but do not upload it to another site or otherwise distribute the image.

          April 8, 2013 at 7:00 am

        • Absolutely not.

          April 8, 2013 at 8:05 am

  17. Love Lisbon! These work so well in black and white.

    April 8, 2013 at 4:34 am

  18. Lived in and love Portugal. Your beautiful photos brought back wonderful memories. Thank you. :-) Paulette

    August 22, 2013 at 11:30 am

  19. These pictures are wonderful! I love the structure and the shadows!

    January 3, 2014 at 8:28 am

  20. Nice picture

    January 3, 2014 at 8:43 am

  21. I like the grace of black and white photography, your composition and graphics are very strong, good pictures!

    January 3, 2014 at 8:46 am

  22. They are all very striking but I am most intrigued by the simplest one, Hotel Lobby. It’s almost abstract.

    January 3, 2014 at 8:50 am

    • Than you Denise. I suppose it could be called abstract because it is less than a complete scene. That is where I stayed.

      January 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

  23. 9°F here, so I’ll take even the illusion of warmth.

    January 3, 2014 at 10:14 am

    • The storm is all over the news, a huge mess.

      January 3, 2014 at 10:42 am

  24. I love your pics (nothing new) and they made me miss lisbon i was just there a few months ago…

    January 3, 2014 at 10:40 am

  25. really beautiful!

    January 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

  26. Nice shots, Ron.

    January 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm

  27. Why can’t I see your pics, Ron….ugh!!! Something’s wrong with my site

    January 3, 2014 at 12:37 pm

  28. Your Lisbon pictures are good. I like them. Try to check blog of portuguese guy Antonio Marques. He truly love his city Lisbon.

    http://amarques1966.wordpress.com

    January 3, 2014 at 7:06 pm

  29. LB

    Ron, these B&Ws are so great and I really love the shadows.

    January 4, 2014 at 7:25 am

  30. RON! I think I love you…but what am I so afraid of? Nothing! Carry on! :)

    February 24, 2014 at 9:33 pm

  31. Thank you for liking “Reflections.” These black-and-white photos are fantastic! :) I especially like “Ruined Cathedral, “Open Hallway,” and “The Wall.”

    April 9, 2014 at 3:01 am

    • You are welcome. I have an entire page of water reflections and other abstracts. It is the reflections menu button in the header.

      April 9, 2014 at 7:13 am

      • I remember seeing some of these reflection and abstract photos before. I became interested in searching for reflection and abstract photos mainly because of seeing yours. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

        April 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm

        • All of them were previously published, but I decided to link them into a single page. Thanks for looking.

          April 9, 2014 at 8:49 pm

  32. wow! your photos are really nice :)

    July 11, 2014 at 4:48 am

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