I have a lucky place in my city where I can see from above a pedestrian crossing. This road sign is very particularbecause at the beginning is semi-circular and it’s near a white straight line. The best time to take some pictures is during a rainy daybecause the asphalt takes an intensive blackcolor…and there are umbrellas. Another good time is during the sunset: we can “play” with shadows.
The man of the stripes
A white dressed woman..near the white stripes
Semi-circular stripes and a semi-circular umbrella’s strip
At sunset … playing whit shadows
It’s like a black&white pictures…whit a red important “point”
After a rainy day I often take my camera and I take a walk on the streets/squares of my city: I like to take photos of reflections from puddles. To achieve a good result I use a wide angle lensand I put the camera at ground level ( better if the camera has a tilting display )… but it’s not enough! To obtain a different picture ( from other millions of the same type ) we need some fantasy : in my example a friend that helped me to have a drop in the puddle….
With a “little” detail
I think that the second one is better…do you agree?
Note: Amphitheater Square in the city of Lucca, Italy
I don’t like to take photos in a “standard way”:it’s very easyto go photograph the sea during the summer, while it’s more difficult do it in winter( and not in Black&White … uuufffff such a banality!! I like B&W but the sea during winter in black&White is a very commonplace. Following this “philosophy” some years ago I decided to take photos in a desert Luna Park during a rainy day…
When I go to shoot I always have an idea on which to work .. a story to tell, otherwise the photos do not come to me. Here I liked the reflection of the asphalt on the water that, thanks to the stones, it looks like a starry sky. So, as my usual, take the photo and wait..wait..wait as long as a person does not stop in the right place!. An hour or more of waiting and patience mixed with a little fantasy.
I saw a big puddle in the courtyard of the church ( St. Michael in Lucca )…so I was choosing the right way to do the photos when a pigeon came just in the right place. Lucky! This picture has been chosen by National Geographic and it on sale in it’s stock site.