Wim & Ian - comments appreciated. Obviously I am going to have to improve my captioning.
With buildings, and especially the use of gilding, I don't mind shadows, if it means there is detail in the highlights, especially for printing on paper, when a pale sky/white clouds, or very bright highlights means there is nothing for a printer to work with. Those gold figures around the Chinese Teahouse in Potsdam (which is a spectacular building) can look almost coppery brown in winter and the bright metallic sheen in many people's images is tempting but misleading. I prefer low contra