My neighbors out for a walk on the first night of May. You see them, don’t you? Dead center at the bottom of the frame.
I did not see them when I took this either – too busy enjoying the glory of a beautiful sunset. Life is like that sometimes. You look at one thing and miss another. That is the joy, and the problem with photographs. You capture a moment in time it all its detail and beauty and imperfection. You also create an image that might interfere with your memory. I only remember the sunet but there were people there too. This is why I never want to watch my wedding video. My memories are so wonderful that I worry the stark reality of the video will be different. Maybe better but I don’t want to take that chance; I want my memories!
This shot was taken with exposure bracketing. I used 5 frames +/- 3 stops to get all the highlight and shadow detail. I combined the frames in photoshop and adjusted the black and white settings to get a more natural exposure range.
Canon 5d MkIII | Canon 24-105 f/4 L | 50mm | 1/200 to 1/50 sec at f/5.6