Out for a Walk

Out for a Walk

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

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