City Shadows

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City Shadows

As the twilight descends upon the city and the sun is setting in the west, a softer, mellow light forms nebulous images of many shapes and fashion throughout the city’s structure.

It’s the time of the long-shadows. Some of which follow us around, seemingly unnoticed by mortals that own them.

Long shadow time is brief, they become longer and longer until it is time for them to fade way into the falling darkness.

©Richard Burgess

Discover the Light

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Discover the Light

How much light do I need?

Photography is all about finding creatgive images and importantly creative light.

A Landscape photographer may have to wait many days for the correct light to appear for his scene.

With street photography the scene is forever changing.

Sometimes I have spotted the perfect images but by the time I have lifted the camera to my eyes it is no-where to be seen.

You can often see the opportunity to click the shutter but on many occassions your mind’s eye has to quickly decide what the shot is going to look like. This happens particularly if light or lack of it is a major aspect, unless of course, you rely on shot-luck.

Knowing your camera you quickly set it to achieve the desirecd result. You may not have more than a few seconds. The scene and its vanishing light are soon gone forever.

Of course the camera’s automatic settings will make the decision for you, but then you haven’t composed the image. It’s therefore not your style.

Style is about telling the camera what to do.

Be different - be creative - break the rules.

The subject is there - the light is right - take the shot,