At the Wall

Most street photographers, at least the ones that have been at it for a while, will tell you that their chosen form of photography is often spontaneous: much of it is done just because someone or something caught their eye.

I found this building facade down the street from a local civic center. Some false doors had been nailed to the exterior wall, and in the middle of one of these an artist had placed a small hand drawn picture. Clearly this was meant to be viewed. So from a photographic standpoint it seemed incomplete without a viewer.

My assistant-now-fiancé graciously agreed to be that viewer. I was able to combine the love of my life with my love of the photographic arts. A win-win scenario in my book. 🙂

The Canon 7D was used here along with a 50mm prime lens. An interesting side note is that though the subject was in shade, I was forced to stand in the harsh sun to take the shot. So I’m glad I thought to bring along a lens hood as well. A lens hood is a nice low-cost way to block out that unnecessary extra light. If the sun is actually in your shot, a hood is superfluous. But in a case like this, where the sun is off-camera, a hood can give that extra bit of control.

Exposure Data: ISO 200, f/7.1, 1/60

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Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.

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