Prague in Black & White

Prague is colorful. Red-orange rooftops contrast strongly against green forested hills that roll around the city. Spring and summer boast bold and bright flowers in the city's parks, gardens, and window-boxes. Over the last several years, building facades have been revitalized and painted pastel hues of blue, pink, and yellow. I like color photography just as much as anyone, but, if given a choice, I'll always choose black and white. Striping away the distraction of color brings an image down to its basic elements. The bare bones of subject and composition are revealed. Black and white allows the emotion to come through more clearly. For me, black and white is the best way to show the haunting gothic beauty of Prague's ancient architecture. 

Below is a collection of recent monochrome photographs from my trip to Prague earlier this spring. Thanks for reading and best of light.

 Charles Bridge and Mala strana, Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge and Mala strana, Prague, Czech Republic

 View from the Old Town Bridge Tower, Prague, Czech Republic

View from the Old Town Bridge Tower, Prague, Czech Republic

 Charles Bridge and Stare Mesto (Old Town), Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge and Stare Mesto (Old Town), Prague, Czech Republic

 The Spires of Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic

The Spires of Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic

 Night on the Charles Bridge, Mala Strana, Prague, Czech Republic

Night on the Charles Bridge, Mala Strana, Prague, Czech Republic

All images in this post were made using a Nikon D750 with 24-120mm f4 VR lens on or off a tripod. They were processed using Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.
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