I was invited by Diana and Jim from exploRVistas, full-time RVers, to take part in a five days black and white photo challenge. At the beginning, I was a bit sceptic, because I’m not used to do black and white pictures. I welcome all tips to help me improving myself ! I hope you will enjoy the result :-)
Today is Day 3, and since I’ve only posted animal pictures so far (the frisky fox and the devil cat), I’ve decided to change a bit and share with you an interesting piece of art I’ve come across when I visited the Cinquantenaire museum last February.
The Cinquantenaire museum is located in the hearth of Brussels, in the Cinquantenaire park. The characteristic of this museum is that you can see national archaeological artefacts as well as other objects from different parts of the world (European and non-European objects). There is one masterpiece that really caught my eyes : a mask from the False Face Society.
These masks were used in healing rituals by the Iroquois Indians in the state of New York. The design is very peculiar and all these masks share the same characteristics : metal pieces around the eyes to capture the light and create an eerie reflection, a wig made from buffalo or horse hair and a crooked nose.
Despite some very interesting pieces, the museum is very old and not very “sexy”. There is no to little information and an audio guide is therefore essential.
As part of the challenge, we are supposed to invite another blogger each day to join in. It’s the hardest part of the challenge, I would love to invite each of you :-)
Today, I would like to invite Carlos from Rutakintome to join in. Carlos has posted FABULOUS pictures of the windy city recently, and he’s already a “pro” when it comes to monochrome photography (oh well, according to me of course :p). I hope he will accept :-) If you have time, visit his blog, you won’t regret it :-)
There are only 2 rules to follow by accepting this challenge:
1.Post a different black and white photo of yours each day for five consecutive days.
2. Nominate a fellow blogger on each day to continue the challenge. See you tomorrow for the next post !