Photo Story: Shine A Light

Shine A Light Nikon D810 - Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

Shine A Light
Nikon D810 - Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

Patience is a virtue that should be worked on. I saw this scene while walking on a rainy night in Amsterdam. I liked the light coming from the pole. I liked as well that the scene was dark overall and how it contrasted with the aforementioned detail. The only thing I had to do is to wait for a proper subject to walk through that precise spot.

So I waited.

Five minutes. "It's cold, damn, what am I doing here?"

Ten minutes. "Thank god I'm alone and not making wait anybody... oh it started to drizzle again!}"

Fifteen minutes. "Ok time to go, I look like a creep standing in the middle of the square with a camera on my hand and... wait!"


Patience, again, is a virtue.

Although I the scene was by itself quite contrasty, I burned and dodged the image in post processing, as well as adding contrast as well as doing some color correction (as always). For some reason, cameras tend to show warm colors when White Balance is set in auto. Maybe marketing has some part on it as people prefer warmer colors over colder ones.