Usually I don’t use as much processing but looking at my pictures from Cracow last year I felt inspired to work on them a bit. Especially interesting for me seemed the red colours of the historic buildings of the city and I searched for a way to bring them more to the front, wile giving the pictures at the same time a more classic black and white look. Three of them (pictures 1, 3, 4) show the Wawel, being the former castle hill of the Polish kings and an important national monument of the country.
This post is part of the so called “Greek Series”, consisting of photographies I shot while backpacking Greece in September 2013. You’ll find a basic introduction to the series here and a list of all previous posts over here.
Without any doubt Greece is a colorful country and I myself am very fond of powerful colors in photographs. But interestingly sometimes the absence of color brings focus and a certain sharpness to pictures.
As it turned out the day I was in London on the 10th of November also was the day before Remembrance Day and Westminster was in full preparations for the big event. Remembrance Day basically evolved out of the mourning for the death of World War I and became a kind of Veterans Day with a lot of military parades and symbolism. Interestingly already the day before there were a lot of veterans on White Hall and I had the chance to photograph some of them.