Today we want to bring to your attention the continuation of a series of entertaining stories, “Life in Color” from the magazine National Geographic. Today we have – black, gloomy color, which is often a symbol of care of earthly pleasures, death, grief, stress, mourning, ambiguity, mystery and chilling suspense (“murky mystery”). However, in Japanese culture, black – a symbol of his age and experience, in contrast with the white color that symbolizes discipleship, youth. Black symbolizes the highest rank in many martial arts.
1. Boutique, Paris. Photo Catherine Karnow
On the right bank of Paris wealthy patrons flock to trendy boutiques, such as this one, La Petite Robe Noire, where the famous designer Didier Ludo does not depart from the most classic fashion basics: the perfect stylish little black dresses.
2. Alligator, Florida. Photo Medford Taylor
The population of American alligators in Florida, like this one shown in the photo in the Everglades, has returned to normal after being on the verge of extinction, they are now thriving in their natural habitat: the swamps and wetlands in the south-eastern United States.
3. The girl and the cat, Chile. Photo James L. Stanfield, National Geographic
Girl in Chile peeking through the window while sitting under the window of a black cat. The black cat is an object of superstition around the world and is often considered a harbinger of misfortune.
4. Medusa, Antarctica. Photo Bill Curtsinger
Transparent jellyfish inch-long glow in the dark waters of Antarctica, where a lot of different – and sometimes bizarre – species of deep-sea life.
5. Water Lilies, Florida. Photo Raymond Gehman
Water Lilies, illuminated afternoon sun, growing in open swamp in Florida. Wetlands are important as a habitat of wildlife, but are under threat due to the development of agriculture and agribusiness.
6. Portrait, China. Photo James L. Stanfield
A woman is standing half in the shade near the municipality building in China. The population consists of Chinese – about 92% – and the many ethnic minorities.
7. Pine Forest, California. Photo Peter Essick, National Geographic
In the California desert region twisted pines cast long shadows at sunset.
8. Statues of Buddha, South Korea. Photo Martin Gray
Light and shadow play on a number of statues of the Buddha in the cave temple on Mount Sanbangsan, Jeju Island in South Korea. About a quarter of the population of South Korea considers himself a Buddhist.
9. Mont-Saint-Michel, France. Photo Jim Richardson
Alone on an island in the fortified abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel silhouetted against a stormy sky in Normandy, France. The bridge connecting the island to the mainland, appeared only in the late 19th century.
10. Actress, Italy. Photo William Albert Allard, National Geographic
From the shadows and silhouettes to fashion and the deep sea, the dark color makes the light more interesting and adds mood and complexity of images. He emphasizes the shape or adds contrast, black really is everything. Looking through the veil of the Sicilian actress striking irony in the photo that appeared in the August 1995 cover of National Geographic.