Pier on the Limmat river, Zurich, Switzerland

Pier Zürich Storchen

Zürich Storchen is the most picturesque and iconic landing stage on the Limmat river. Here, from spring to fall, stop the boats of the Limmat River Cruise. On the other side of the river there is the Old Town of Zurich with a row of quaint historic buildings and the Gothic bell towers of the Grossmünster.

The morning I took these pictures the sky was covered by heavy clouds. The colors were dull and boring. I really did not see why stop and waste time getting my camera out of the backpack. I was undecided. Finally I took these pictures just out of curiosity to see how they looked converted to black and white. Here is the result.

Pier on the Limmat river, Zurich, Switzerland

Pier on the Limmat river, Zurich, Switzerland

Pier on the Limmat river, Zurich, Switzerland

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4 Responses to “Pier Zürich Storchen”

  1. Mark Simms

    Lovely images Antonio. In the past 12 months or so I’ve really begun to appreciate the advantages of converting images taken on a cloudy day to monochrome……it really helps to bring out the details and the moodiness of the weather conditions.

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    • Antonio Violi

      Thanks Mark, you’re right. So far I use black and white rarely and most of the time to save photos that do not work in color. I believe that in future I will try to give more chances to black and white photography. Greetings.

      Reply
      • Mark Simms

        I also use B&W for high contrast shots with strong light casting deep shadows. These can work well converted to Low Key B&W images.

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