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.
I think the color. The blue stands out.
Thanks. It was a busy ceiling 😉
The wisdom of a photographer! Too many of the rest of us just walk on by and never notice.
Thank you. But even I sometimes miss things because I get so deeply focused on others. That’s when DH sometimes taps me on the shoulder and says look over there 🙂
B/w. For the geometry you have to be dead centre which is so difficult.
That it is! Thing was if I stood directly underneath the lights I lost some of the details of it because of the light which I really wanted to capture.
Exactly. The shot works as it is.
So breathtakingly beautiful! XOXO – Bacon
Thank you 🙂
I happen to like the B&W the best. And yes photographing ceilings while on stairs can and is very challenging…whoa whoa whoa….
Thanks. Nothing like living on the edge…. hahaha.
B/W Getting the angle right can be a killer sometimes. You did well with this.
Both are nice, but I am more partial to the color photo in this case.
Thank you, Lavinia.
I am imagining how you capture the ceiling in the middle of busy people walking around you 😀 Spot on, Teri! I like both – the image is well captured. I love the blue colored ceiling though, it is so pretty!
It was very interesting and people basically acted like I wasn’t there and went around me 🙂
Beautiful ceiling. I like the color image showing all the wonderful colors.
Thanks. Amazing how even the building is artsy 🙂