Landscape with Flare

We usually like our landscapes to be perfect.  Trees to be green, skies are blue, etc.  This time I try to process the photo so that the tones are cool, and there is heavy flare in the middle of the photo, giving it a little twist from the typical landscape photos.

I am actually very satisfied with the outcome.  A perfect sunset in Prague.

TL

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Fisherman

Its not an everyday scene to see fisherman at work, in particular that I live in a big city.  The above photo was taken on a beach, with some parts which seems to be remaining of an old bridge.  The fisherman’s boat was moving along and I managed to capture it.  There is a modern ship in the background, and also high rise buildings further away.

This black and white photo showed the depth of field with the different shadow tones, and the fisherman’s boat is shown with a silhouette.  Sometimes its not the clarity of your subject which matters, but its how you present the overall idea.

TL

Street Snap – Prague

Whilst walking around Prague during my Europe trip last year trying to get a good landscape on the Vltara River with the bridges, I saw 3 teenagers sitting on a low wall.  With a wide angle lens (24-70mm f2.8L), I quickly shot a few frames of this interesting view.  I captured the bridges on Vltara River, giving the photo some background.  The subjects were showing a relaxed and happy sentiment, even thought we cannot see much of their faces.

The challenge to take good street photography is not only capturing the moment of your subjects, but also to be aware of the surrounding environment, the background, the sky etc.  You have to make quick decisions and execute, it all comes down to practice, practice, review and practice…

TL