A Kind of Magic by Kirsten Bruening

For me, looking through the viewfinder is looking into a magical world. In a world without color, in a world dominated by light, shadow and gray tones. Into the magical world of black and white photography. Black and white photography focuses on the essentials. It highlights the beauty of the subject. It stimulates the viewer’s imagination. A black and white photograph sometimes expresses more than 1000 words can describe.

Nikon Z7 | Exposure f/4.5 @ 1/640 sec | Focal Length 70mm | ISO 1250

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
September 10, 2021



Value 13
Clarity 13
Composition 18
Style 13
Skill 13

Award Category
Close-Up Photography

Photograph Location
Cologne, Germany

Kirsten Bruening is an amateur photographer and lives near Cologne. Her passion for photography started in her childhood and she spent many years exploring analogue photography. After a long break of fifteen years, she returned to photography. She loves black and white photography in nature, portraiture, and wildlife. She believes nothing can convey more expression to emotions and beauty than the play of light and shadow. She plans an extra-occupational study in photography and wants to deepen her knowledge.

Current Location
Cologne, Germany


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Silvia Bukovac Gasevic
Silvia Bukovac Gasevic(@silvia-bukovac-gasevic-2)
3 months ago

I love the photo Kirsten!

Last edited 3 months ago by Silvia Bukovac Gasevic