Forgotten Places – Beelitz Heilstätten II

The numerous stairs in the buildings of Beelitz – Heilstätten left the strongest
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This is the main entrance to the men living quarters, may be the most impressive hallway in all the buildings.

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It was fascinating and difficult at the same time to capture the stairs from different perspectives and the light shining on them. Here a first set of two.

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And then a set of different stairs by looking straight up.

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I took colour and b/w pictures with different cameras (Leica M9 and Leica Monochrom) In most cases I liked the b/w version more. Compare for yourself.

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By post processing the images in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2 one can add contrast, toning etc. to underline the characteristics of the shots. I usually do not use these tools extensively. The following two pictures show what you can do.

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Now a set of stairs by first looking up and then looking down.

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And to finish off one more random shot and the featured image which I like best.

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