Feeding pigeons in Amsterdam

I love black and white photography. This goes back to my days as a student at Ryerson in Toronto when besides learning to take photos I spent hours in the darkroom developing and manipulating black and white images. I can still smell the chemicals even though I haven’t been in a darkroom for 30 years! But thanks to Photoshop I can now process and manipulate black and white photos on my computer without the rank smell of chemicals hovering around me!

This image was taken with a Hasselblad using black and white film during a trip in Europe in 1973. It was processed and printed in my darkroom upon returning. I scanned it a few years ago with a Nikon film scanner.

Feel the presence

Wait silently with anything, and you will discover a new phenomenon which was always there, but of which you were not alert – not aware of it. Your mind will become completely silent as you feel the presence of the ever-living existence. You will be just a part in it, just a note in the great symphony. No burden, no tension...the drop has fallen into the ocean. ~ Osho

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