Noir

Noir

Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood's classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography. Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Great Depression.

Digital Black

Digital Black

Digital Black - dark code. The purpose of programming is to find a sequence of instructions that will automate performing a specific task or solving a given problem. There is an ongoing debate on the extent to which the writing of programs is an art form, a craft, or an engineering discipline. However, only recently have some scientists begun to ask if computer programs, i.e. viruses, are not a form of artificial life - a self-replicating organism.

Palm Tree California

Palm Tree California

A lonely palm tree in San Francisco / California, in black and white. Palms are among the best known and most extensively cultivated plant families. They have been important to humans throughout much of history. Many common products and foods are derived from palms, and palms are also widely used in landscaping for their exotic appearance, making them one of the most economically important plants. In many historical cultures, palms were symbols for such ideas as victory, peace, and fertility. Today, palms remain a popular symbol for the tropics and vacations.

Ice Cold Ice - a perfect sunset in California

Ice Cold Ice - a perfect sunset in California

Ice Cold Ice - or a perfect sunset in California. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean (or, depending on definition, to Antarctica) in the south and is bounded by Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east.