An experiment with crunchy details and various shades of grey over scenes taken in different places in Portugal.
Sometimes, the whites are blown out, on purpose, to enhance and value the surrounding tonalities. The same way, the blacks are exaggerated to provide an intense contrast in relationship to the overpowered whites.
On top these extreme tonalities, details were pushed to the limit to expose all the lines, grooves and creases that otherwise are not regularly seen, although there, in real life. We tend to miss these details in favor to the big picture (no pun intended) unless we stop our rushes for a moment and observe, almost touching, the small aspects that make up large surfaces. This is particularly valid for monuments: when seen from the distance, they appear so smooth and perfect; at close range, they display the signs of time and life around them.