Black & White Sunday: Local Watering Hole (response to guest challenge)

This is  my response to the guest challenge by Irene Waters. Irene is asking us to post a photo(s) of a  local watering hole and has offered several possible interpretations. I rarely visit pubs in my town, but here is a shot of a local cafe in Lisbon. While exploring the quarter of Belem I noticed an old yellow tram, a famous symbol of Lisbon, which had been turned into a  cafe that is mostly visited by locals. It seemed convenient to preserve its recognisable colour – this is my deviation from Irene’s great theme – a local watering hole in black and white, but with a touch of selective colouring.


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Don’t fret, if you don’t have anything ready. You have up to a week to post it.  Happy Sunday!




Click on the titles bellow to see the entries to this challenge: 

Drinks on the Serpentine

Quiz Night at Lovelocks

A vat


Gone to the dogs

Mannekin Pis

At Place de Rochaix, Paris

Local agujero de riego

Scent bar


Guest Photo Challenge: The Local Watering Hole (Black & White)

Irene Waters



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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Entries to this challenge are: