For those of us that live in the city turning on a tap is our method of obtaining water and it is often a vital commodity we give little thought to. Living in rural areas or in areas where water is scarcer we realise its immeasurable value. On the island of Tanna there are no rivers, lakes and very little surface water available. Instead villagers get their drinking water at the ocean’s edge, digging a pit which fills with fresh water at high tide as a result of the pressure causing the water table to rise. Otherwise they catch rain water and the lucky ones have sunk a bore. Wild horses are lucky to find a place to drink. In Australia many refer to the pub (hotel) as the watering hole.
I’m looking forward to seeing your photos of your interpretation of a local watering hole. Perhaps you have been on safari in Africa and captured some animals drinking, perhaps it is where your water for your town comes from, a reservoir, tank or perhaps it is where you have a cup of coffee in the morning.
As with all black and white photography paying attention to the contrast, shadows, tone and texture is important as colour is not able to lead the eye.
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Reblogged this on Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist) and commented:
Thank you to Paula for giving me the opportunity to be a guest Challenger for the Black and White Sunday.
Great challenge, Irene! The concept of having to dig that hole for your water supply is so alien to us softies these days. And your shot of the ‘local’ raised a big smile. 🙂
Need a drink? Yes, I think I do actually! Thanks for the inspiration Irene! 🙂
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This is a really interesting challenge, Irene. All sorts of angles here, and some great shots.
FINALLY IM BACK.. GOT LOTS TO CATCH UP ON..
LOVE TO ALL. HOPE EVERYONE IS WELL. XOXOOX