Walking home, alone — with beer in the plastic bag. Party?
Most of the time, I just stroll around the neighborhood with nothing specific in mind. Sometime I find an interesting scene. I love how street lights can be dramatic or maybe even cinematic. When I find an interesting scene/lighting, I sometime wait for a subject that can enrich the scene. It can be a minute or two, sometimes more.
For this particular scene, I wait for about four minutes.
This is how I first find the scene
Interesting scene, but it is lacking something..
So, I wait for a subject to make it more interesting. Please note that I was at 1/30″, f/2.8, ISO 800. The shutter speed is definitely not enough to freeze people movement, so I was expecting a little motion blur. I could’ve bump it to ISO 1600 and get 1/60″, but don’t think it will help much. So, I decided to leave it as is.
I wait for two minutes and took the first photo (featured), and take another in portrait orientation.
I actually think that portrait orientation is better for this scene — but for this photoblog theme, landscape orientation is better.
Then I was thinking that maybe a “glimpse of face” would make it even more interesting. So I wait another minute for someone who is going up the bridge, and took the next shot.
But, unfortunately, no face.
I was too late. He already passed the light when I click the shutter button.
I could have wait and give it another try (with another subject), but I was late for another appointment, so I left.
In the end, I think the first photo is the most interesting one.
Hope you enjoy it :-)…
*Nagatsuta, Kanagawa, Japan