Mar 142009
 

This is an image made Thursday morning. We had a beautiful sunrise, rain as I left home, then again some sun while I was on my way, rain later and in the evening … you get it.

It was one of the short moments of blinding sun. I wanted to take an image of something completely different, when in a second the sun was there and I saw people coming my way and the shadows that they cast. I made three images, this being the best.

Basically there was not much choice of composition. I had the 35/1.8 mounted, people and their shadows were moving, the sun could have been gone in an instant (actually it happened just like that), there was only one option: shoot regardless, and do everything else later in post-processing.

The Song of the Day is “Shadows and Light“, originally from Joni Mitchell’s 1975 album “The Hissing of Summer Lawns”. There is also a 1980 live double album of that name, where she performs together with Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays and The Persuasions. I didn’t know about that, but I’ve just ordered it from Amazon. YouTube has the very compelling version from that live concert.

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