The Red Seat

The Red Seat. This picture captures just a part of a huge seat in the middle of a strong chequered floor, in the main gallery of the Orangerie at Park Sanssouci in Potsdam, near Berlin. The Orangerie was planned by Frederick the Great in the mid-18th century, but was not built until 1851-1864 – 70 years after his death – under Frederick William IV. The gallery houses copies of nearly 50 Raphael paintings which were produced for the art-loving Frederick the Great, but my intention here was to ignore the art for a moment and try to make something of the strong contrasting shapes and colours. A small but careful crop.

Technical: NIKON D300, f=31.0 mm, ISO1600, 1/50 sec @ f6.3

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