When visiting any place be it a museum, some other building or even something out in nature like a field, it is important to look in all directions because not only may you see something different but it can also make for some great photography.
In this case I first saw these chandeliers as we were walking down the steps to the lower level. I knew I had to stop and take a photo which got a bit twisted as I almost found myself lying on the floor at the bottom of the steps where other people were walking.
I’m not sure if it was my wiggling a bit or if perhaps it was the shape of the ceiling but in post production I just could not get the lights to hang down straight. If I tried to make them straight then the patterns of the ceiling would look skewed and vice versa. Maybe it was just the angle I was taking the photo from since I wasn’t directly underneath; who knows! But no matter, it is quite an ornate chandelier and ceiling. Why are so many museum ceilings like that?
Which image appeals more to you – color or black and white? I’d like to hear your opinion.