Black And White Photos Essay + Photography

How would you describe Galicia in three words? We believe our homeland is nature, stone and water altogether. Leaving the green stuff for a colourful photo essay, we would like to share both STONE and WATER Galicia pictures with you today. Enjoy!

Stone made art

Reaching it. Santiago de Compostela’s cathedral as the ultimate Pilgrimage goal

Well-known for proper tapas. Cabalo Branco in Santiago de Compostela

Abandoned, beautiful. Galicia

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela under the fog, as seen last winter

Muros, a galician fishermen village

Narrow street in Muros, Galicia

Magnificent shape standing for over 1000 years already! Santiago de Compostela

Platerias street in Santiago de Compostela

We can find those all over the place. Galicia

It would be really difficult to understand Galicia without water..

Recently forbidden camping does not stop us to go on enjoying Rio Sieira sometimes 😉

Dunes by Testal beach

Muros and Noia

Portosin at sunset

Cathedral’s beach in Ribadeo as the perfect background for picture perfect moments

Os Verdes. Semi hidden but worth a visit indeed! Endless waterfalls

Noia under the rain

This used to be a school. Noia

Unknown spot 😉 Galicia

Crabs at Testal beach, Noia

More Santiago de Compostela goodness

Combarro at night

Passionate about Galicia? We would like to hear your thoughts about this region!

I’m partial to viewing photos with saturated colors that pop out at you, so finding photos to convert to black and white is usually tough for me. Even though I really like the color version of some of these photos, I think the black and white version gives them a unique feeling.

To give you a little back story about the people in these photos, most of the photos were taken in either Dhading or Bhaktapur. I found that most of the loved getting their photos taken.

The one of the young girl with the shawl wrapped around her was not shy at all about asking me to take her photo. Other children would try to get in the picture and she would move away from them, point to herself and say, “Me!” She was very photogenic, as you can see, so most of her photos came out very well. The picture you see here was the closest she ever came to smiling in her photos.

I’m not sure why some of the children chose not to smile when a camera was pointed at them, because without a camera around they were full of joy and wide-stretched grins.

I would, of course, show everyone the picture in my LCD screen as soon as it was taken and the children would laugh and giggle. The lady in the very top photo gave a squinty look after I showed her this photo as if to say she didn’t like the way she looked. I think she is beautiful.

I’m eternally grateful for the kindness these people have shown me and their willingness to open their hearts to me.

Christy Woodrow

Christy Woodrow is a travel photographer and professional blogger based in San Diego. She has been traveling around the world with her partner in crime, Scott, since 2006. Join them in their quest to find off-the-beaten-path destinations by signing up for weekly emails and following her on Instagram.

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