Gdansk is a lovely city full of colorful buildings so black and white may not always be the medium to use. However using black and white can show a different side of a colourful city.
This is the interior of a gothic church and monochrome cried out to me. The church caught fire 9 years ago and the renovation is still underway. What is interesting is that in gothic architecture there should be no blank spaces, all spaces must filled with furniture or art; empty spaces are seen as bad and evil.The white washed walls should be filled with murals, possibly of saints.
Looking up, contrast in texture works really well with black and white and I loved the birds flying above me; slightly blurred due to dof. Made from two pictures taken in portrait and combined in Lightroom. The streets were quite narrow and even looking up at the a building 18mm was worthless.
It is said that the fountain of neptune, which I also posted last week in colour, was annoyed with tourist throwing money into his water. He slammed his trident down into the water turning the money into flecks of gold which was collected by locals and added to bottles of alcohol. I loved the texture of the fountain with the water sprinkling around.
I laugh when I look at this picture. It was in an area of a cathedral where lots of artifacts had been put to one side; I am not sure why! I like the cherub(?) facepalming white this lovely organ being kept to one side.
As I said Gdansk is a colourful city and really worth seeing in colour.
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