Philadelphia: Best shot in Black and White?

For such a vibrant city, I have to admit, I mostly like shooting Philly in black and white.  Mostly.  I’m sure I’ll have another post soon about capturing the city’s true colors.  But for now, here are a few examples of why black and white works so well in Philly. (It will also give away my fixation with a certain building and statue.)

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Black and white can make Philly’s gritty spots stand out.  It amplifies timeless (or centuries-old) subjects.

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Sometimes there really is black, white, and barely anything in between.

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Other views are more muted, but strong on pattern.

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Sometimes the city feels crisp and cosmopolitan.  Other times moody and wild.

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And the variety of architecture so compacted in Center City allows for all gradations of black and white in one frame.

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Of course, no matter how much you enjoy black and white, sometimes a splash of color doesn’t hurt.

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