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The main reason why I photograph with a Leica camera:

“I want simplification, not amplification or complication…I just want light controls … because photography is about light.” – Thorsten Overgaard

“A camera that gives me the joy of ownership and the joy of shooting is much more important than one with the highest number of megapixels or highest ISO performance.” – Yukio Uchida

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“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Geneva, Switzerland (B&W)

Left New York on Monday evening, 11/14, and flew all night into Copenhagen.  I was hoping to get some time there but work plans changed and we continued on over to Geneva, Switzerland.  Since I didn’t get to the hotel until almost one in the afternoon, it didn’t give me much time to get much sightseeing done.  Plus I’d been flying all night and was ready to crash.  But I brewed a quick cup of joe in the room and headed down to the old section of Geneva.

The Crown Plaza next to the airport provided a free day pass to travel on any of Geneva’s public transportation which was fantastic.  I didn’t hurt either that the Number 10 bus had a stop right outside the hotel.  The ride into town was only 15 minutes or so and I was able to get a couple snaps along the way.

One of those were the graffiti photo posted below taken from the bus and I later did some cropping to get the image the way I wanted.  The weather is already getting cool in Geneva and there was a light breeze coming off the lake.  So it made for brisk walking to stay warm.

5 comments on “Geneva, Switzerland (B&W)

  1. xandreverkes says:

    Great photography!!! 🙂 **


    1. Hi xandreverkes for stopping by and thank you for the nice comment.


  2. Awesome shots… Love the B&W! Quick question, do you ask for permission when photographing people on the street?


    1. Hi Nicole. I don’t normally ask people on the street for permission as when I’m walking and shooting I’m trying to be a tourist just taking pictures of what I see as I travel. These photos won’t be used for any commercial application so I don’t see a need to do that.

      However, there was one photo I really wanted to take and it would have required asking the person permission. I’m not brave enough to just go up to someone and take their photo. But this young lady was standing outside one of the buildings I was walking by and smoking a cigarette taking a break from work. The light and her attire would have been a great B&W with the smoke curling up and the graininess of the building she was leaning against.

      Thanks Nicole for stopping by!


  3. Olivia Griselda says:

    The picture with the sculpture in the middle is my favourite 🙂


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