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The art of our lives

Photography as a whole, is a work of reflecting others’ lives and stories in a beautiful way. This is the ultimate goal of the roofing and other construction scenes we have created in our black and white studio. Reflecting these works of art for the world to see is why we wake up every morning. Knowing not only how to capture these moments but how to reflect them in a way that compliments any room is a niche of its own. With our industry professionals in the areas of photography and often poetry, we know just the right touch of creativity to make these works of art what they need to be. We can even asses the room you plan to put the picture in and customize a frame or shape that would better compliment your furniture. The ambiance of reflective images is something that cannot be paralleled in any other work or branch of art.

Simple yet powerful

The art of black and white photography is to be used in all areas of life. Simply photographing the same cliche scenes that all artists do brings no versatility to the table. Scenes of roofing and construction are a metaphorical representation of the struggle of the common american man. Knowing not only how to photograph scenes but the correct editing is really what gives the pictures a somber sense of life. The black and white shades in some ways represent the hard and repetitious lifestyle of these hard working Americans. The artistic purpose of a man who is roofing or completing his own art is another and more intricitadmin-ajax (2)e level of detail. Although the scene at first may seem simple, the expert artist here at black and white photography see things at a deeper level than may appear at the surface. Knowing how to construct an environment of detailed simplicity is something hard to manage in a picture. The scene of construction and roofing seems a bit harsh, but is softened by the black and white lighting. In some ways these photos remind me of the old scenes of the 1950s where men would sit on high terraces working day in and day out. Just as the work seems blunt and unappealing, it holds a scene of artistic ability and american history beneath its roots. Roofing and construction is a photographic icon of what we have loved to shoot recently and is a personal favorite and best selling item for many customers of Black and White Dreaming As Well.

Texas Hog Hunting

Hog hunting in Texas is a lot of fun. There are so many wild hogs to he killed in the state of Texas that it’s not even funny. They really have taken over and invaded so many properties in our Sloan stars. It’s very important to consider how much they have taken over and how much damage they do to our state. Ranchers I hate these animals as they destroyed crops. They are not easy to get rid of. They are known to be survivors and are able to eat just about anything and invade all kinds of eradication techniques. Of course you can trap wild hogs and have some success. You have to get very large traps as the larger the trap you have the more hogs you will catch in it at one time. Sometimes people take helicopters and shoot hogs from the helicopter.

This is a pretty effective way of getting rid of a lot of hogs but it is not necessarily very economical and not done on a large enough scale to make much of a difference. So when you consider hunting hogs in Texas as a way of limiting the numbers it’s a great option. Hunting obviously is a wonderful sport and because Wall hogs can give you a very target rich environment in some places, this makes for a great part. You’re not only minimalize in that population but it’s you’re enjoying an activity as well as taking home some great meat. First of all there is a question of where to go hunt hogs in Texas. If you have property when Hall’s on it of course you’re set. But most of us don’t already have a property to go hunt hogs in Texas. So, we have to look for either hunting ranches or hunting leases. I would like to suggest looking at a hunting ranch that has a lot of hogs to choose from. You can hunt hogs in Texas with a rifle, Or a bow, Or just about any weapon that is legal in the state of Texas. I enjoy bow hunting hogs in Texas myself. This makes for a significant challenge simply because hogs are difficult in many ways to home. First of all they are not very consistent and where they go and how long they stay there. It’s definitely difficult to get a powder on where hogs will be on a property from one day to the next. So, it’s difficult to get on them and it’s also difficult to get an arrow through them.

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You have to be very selective in your shot opportunities. You have to be very accurate in placing your aero on these animals or else you will never recover the hog. In short I can tell you that hog hunting in Texas is a thrilling way to hunt and also very helpful in limiting the overall numbers of destructive Invaders in our state. Please consider Texas hog hunting to be one of the best options for hunters in our state once again look very close at hunting ranches that have good reputations and won’t be able to accommodate all of your needs and expectations. Some of the hunting Ranches (www.dosplumashuntingranch.com) have a poor operation with limited numbers and poor facilities. The people at some of these wrenches or just tired of hunters being there every day and you don’t find much hospitality or good service to be common in these places. Read closely all of the reviews and consider a good place to hunt hogs in Texas.

Amarillo Roofing

Roofing in Amarillo Texas is something that is very important to do regular basis simply because there is a lot of storm damage in this part of the country. Many roosts need to be replaced and often times roofs need to be repaired. It’s very important for you to have a great roofer for Amarillo roofing simply because damages could occur to your home at any time. Never think that you are free from these kinds of damages so it’s important to know the best roofing company to work with in the area. There’s all kinds of different roofs to put on your home or property. You need to think about that kind of materials that you want to use on your roof. I have thought about this many times when I’ve head hail damage to my roof or I’ve had other kinds of damages to my home. So when you’re thinking about a roofing company there are certain aspects of a quality company that you need to make sure you fineheader1-300x144 (2).

Obviously you want to have quality craftsmanship and people who know what they’re doing. These people need to have plenty of experience in the roofingindustry have seen all kinds of different situations in terms of new installation And roofing repairs. You do not want to hire a brand-new company who doesn’t know what they’re doing in this industry or else you can wind up with a terrible roof. So in Amarillo Texas roofing companies are sometimes hard to come by that dude quality work I should say. So make sure that your roofer knows how to properly apply and install a high-quality roof. This sounds ridiculous but actually there are so many people out there trying to do this kind of work but really don’t know what they’re doing. I think metal roofs are a great way to go but often times just the normal shingles are going to be what you would use on your new roof. I’ve also found it when looking for a good roofing company you should look for employees that truly care about you.

I’m talking about I Kind of roofing workers who come out and want to do an excellent job just as if it was their own home. Also you want to find workers who were going to take good care of your property. There’s a lot of careless roofers in this industry we don’t really have good employees and these people can actually do more harm to your home they’re good. So read reviews about roofing companies in Amarillo and learn from people who have use these companies who has quality caring employees. What do you think you should look for in a roofing company? I think price is very important and I think you need to consider these other factors as well. Pricing is not everything but it is important. There are a lot of people in this industry but want to overcharge for this kind of work.

Visiting the Harbor

Boats

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After picking up some friends from their cruise ship we traveled around to some of the more popular sites in the city. Including the ancient harbor. I took the opportunity to take some quick shots with my phone and now I’m able to share some of them with you. This harbors been around for more than two thousand years and while not always so orderly and organized this beautiful spot has become a huge destination for tourists. I love the stark contrast in light coming off the boats as opposed to the water.

The colored photos would show you how beautiful the water is but since it’s in black and white and we’re dreaming you’ll just have to pretend you see how pretty the turquoise waters are.

The Way In

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There are lots of ways down to the harbor but we took this one in from the main street we walked down through the shaded ancient walkways of the old walled city and enjoyed the Greek and Turkish styled homes as well as several other interesting artifacts. It was fun shopping at the vendors along the way and we had some tasty teas including a hibiscus and a menthol eucalyptus tea that nearly knocked me out it was so strong on the senses. If you go in morning or afternoon you don’t have to worry about the sun beating down on you because the streets are so narrow and the buildings cast long shadows for you to escape the heat of the strong sun.

The ground can be somewhat slippery and very slippery when wet. I really don’t know why they went to so much trouble seven years ago to put soap stone down as if the beautifying value was more important than the safety of the pedestrians.

 

Trees and Parks

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The park overlooking the port and the cliff side city has many beautiful palms and a wonderful tea garden. You might enjoy visiting the site some day possibly tour Turkey and see the colors that go with these monochromatic dreams. There’s a lot more to see so don’t quit yet. You’ll find that these dream like locations are pretty, but they’re also very tasty.

Fish Sandwich

Who wouldn’t want a fish sandwich to go along with a beautiful day on the Mediterranean. This one set me back $3 and came with a salad buffet to stuff in between the bread and fish. Top it off with a spicy hot red carrot drink and you’re talking about one local delight. So, with full stomachs we head back to the cruise ship and continue to tour Turkey. I guess we’ll see something else impressive in the near future.

If you’d like to consider viewing some other places in the world you’re in for a treat because Greece is coming up soon. In the mean time keep dreaming in vivid technicolor while I consider all the many beautiful aspects of a monochromatic life.

Black and Whites from my Latest Tour of Turkey

blackandwhite-beach01Enjoying the beach in Antalya is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. I spent my first days of spring on the beach with my son watching the waves come in and enjoying the water. The only other people to brave the waters were a group of teenage boys who were enjoying the day. It was not unusual for them to rush from the cold waters to the warm stones where they could warm their bodies.

I was there because my friend’s son really wanted to swim in the Mediterranean Sea. His son had touched the waters before of the warm middle earth sea, but he had never dipped in the white waters of the Akdeniz – Turkish for white. We spent a lot of time together with my friend and his son over a weeks period and a lot of people stopped and stared at him in Turkey. You see this young boy is from Burkina Faso and his family stand out in Turkey. During their tour of turkey they spent a lot of time visiting new places.

Ankara

My friend started his visit in Ankara. His first stops were to some other friends of ours. He spent a week with them visiting the castle walls, their preschool and several other places including the memorial site of Ataturk and the Museum of Ancient Civilizations. There was no shortage of things to see but in the time he had to get around he saw a few fair sites.

After their week in Ankara taking in the sites they made their way down to see us and we took them to see Perge, Kaleici, and a couple other sites before their departure for Istanbul. These photos are just a few from their Ankara. Enjoy

Antalya

The flight was good and the price was great coming down and we went to some awesome ancient sites in Antalya. The best of which were ancient ruins. Here are some photos from that time including a great shot of the ancient city of Perge. You’ll note the walls are all under repair as the city is super old. Reading more about the city is something I’d suggest for you to do. Walking around this city gets more interesting every time we visit. The site is under constant restoration and archaeologists are uncovering the palace the main thoroughfares and many other sites in the area. These photos will show some of the progress going on at the site and my favorites.

 

Welcome to my Monochromatic Site

Get ready for the life of the truly color blind. This will be an exploration in the life of those who see nothing short of the starkest of contrasts in life, beauty and especially photography. Keep posted for my future writings regarding film, politics, travel, business and many other aspects of life. If you’re looking for a place to find contrast for your life this is the site for you.

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To start things off I’ll post a picture from my travels. This was once a place where sailors would leave their offerings for Apollos before heading out to sea. The sailors would prepare themselves for the arduous journey as they headed off to sea. So, off we go into the wild white and black world of black and white dreaming.