Category Archives: Photography

WordPress Weekly Photo: Musical Ambience

This week Jeff Golenski  asks us to post a photo showing Ambience. I found this photo in my archives and was reminded of my birthday lunch in 2015.

I was pleasantly surprised when the restaurant had a jazz band playing. The saxophonist was a delight to listen to. He interacted with us and made my birthday that much extra special. When I look at this photo I am reminded of this wonderful lunch, and how the band and the saxophonist added to the ambiance of the place and my birthday lunch.

©2017 Regina Martins

Ambience is the atmosphere of one’s surrounding environment. It basically boils down to how one’s surroundings impact the human senses and alter the feelings of an individual. Things like light, temperature, smell, sound, and sometimes taste, all work together to create ambience. The term ambience usually refers to a positive atmosphere that uplifts a person’s mood. As an example, one might say, “Wow, this place has real ambience!”

What photos have you taken that are full of ambience?


A Simple And Meaningful Tribute

A simple tribute to the people who live or lived in this simple narrow alley in Mouraria, Lisbon…in the words of the artist, Camilla Watson who moved to Lisbon in 2007:

"The photographs on these walls are a tribute to the elderly who live here. They walk this beco daily and their spirit makes this corner of Mouraria special."

The tribute is a simple one and the process of getting the photographs on the wall isn’t. She sets up a mobile darkroom in the area she’s going to be working in. Click on the link above if you’d like to read more about her process. In the meantime, enjoy the gallery below this photo.

In Camilla Watson's words... ©2016 Regina Martins
In Camilla Watson’s words…
©2016 Regina Martins

The gallery below shows these wonderful people, subject of this simple photographic tribute, in the places where they live, love and work.

Click on any image to enlarge the photo and scroll through the gallery.

She’s looking for a sponsor to maintain this exhibit.