To bring the two visitors out of deep shadow, I used a tool in an app that allows me to alter the exposure of one area of a picture. So I could make the visitors visible without blowing out the bust of Socrates.
My thanks to Nikon for making the technology I needed to capture this image. I used the long lens on my P900.
What a wonderful contrast between the expressions here, underlining the delight expressed by the woman in the minutes before the weekly musical gathering begins in Viejo San Juan.
When my photography models are this good, all I have to do is snap the picture.
I especially like the tones in this image and the way the strict geometry of the door and wall contrast with the human form.
The green coins of pennywort are ubiquitous on the stone that lines the lanes and fields of Cork.
What struck me about this patch of wall was how the tones might be made to recede, leaving only contrasting geometries.
With a relatively fast shutter speed, it’s possible to capture water in the midst of its magic. By the way, if you find yourself on Grafton Street in Dublin, consider walking up to its end and having a stroll around St. Stephen’s Green. A few acres of peace.
The joy of street photography for me lies in the opportunity to capture life as it is lived, unposed, spontaneous, a frozen authentic moment.
Ireland’s cloudy, rainy winter days are wonderful for photography. Here’s an image I made recently on such a day, then enhanced with some digital magic.