I posted about my indecision on black and white vs. color photos. This blog is going to discuss when there is no question. It must be black and white.
A Good Night for Pizza
This image was taken at night in New York City. Often, images taken at night can have an odd color shift. This image had some pretty green tinges. Yes, I can color correct the image. But sometimes it creates other weirdness or I simply don’t like the image in color.
Waiting for the Train
This is another image that looks better as a black and white. The color just takes away from the subject of the image.
Avenue of Americas
The street sign for the Avenue of Americas looks better in black and white. The lights glow more. The color version just feels dull to me.
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The Weekly Photo Challenge is Temporary. Street photography is all about catching a moment. Because once that person or people move just a hair to the left or right, the image changes and becomes something else.
Two women walk in Vienna, creating a completely different scene.
These 2 women make this photo.
Prague Street Market
People walk down the street in Havana, Cuba
The elderly lady walking down the middle of the street makes this photo for me.
A young woman takes a selfie in a second floor window.
This gallery is from Krakow, Poland. Krakow is the oldest and one of the largest cities in Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, making it an important economic hub in Europe. Historically, the city has been a leader in culture, the arts, and academia. I loved the market on the square in Old Town with its handmade goods, yummy food vendors, and beer readily available. As with most major European cities, you’ll find churches everywhere. Poland is 96% catholic, so they definitely like their cathedrals. In Old Town Krakow, you’ll find Wawel Castle. It was built by Casimir III the Great and has a very Italian feel. It has several different structures centered around a courtyard and combines medieval, renaissance, and baroque architectural styles.
At some point, I will probably do a blog about WWII and Nazi Germany and the way it changed the Polish landscape. We did visit the Jewish Ghetto, Schindler’s Factory, and Auschwitz while in Poland. I have many emotions related to those places and the massacres and atrocities that took place there. However, this gallery is about the city in its current state.
We visited the Wieliczka Salt Mine. They take you down 400 stairs to get in to the mine. My legs were a little like jelly when we reached the bottom. We did get to take an elevator back up. The tunnels themselves were lined with wood but there were quite a few alcoves and larger rooms which would have sculptures made from rock salt from the mine. There is a large cathedral like room with several sculptures of the Mary and Jesus (catholics, remember?). The salt finishes with a smooth glass and is translucent, so they would be backlit. All the chandeliers were made from rock salt. Also, our tour guide was a much older gentleman, possibly in his 70s or 80s and he outpaced us all. The salt does wonders for your health, I guess.
Your Favourite School
An older couple exits.
A young couple enters the tunnel.
In The Alley
Chapel Salt Mine
City Living Krakow
Fascinated in Krakow
Early Evening Krakow
Fine Art Photography by Sharon Popek
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