52-week photoproject – Week 29


Canon EOS 500D, 55-250 mm, 1/320 at f/11, -0,67 EV, 194 mm, ISO 200


  1. Your shot certainly is a blessing Petra.
    You chose wisely with f11, which meant that there was no bright blown areas on the window frames and surrounds and all the detail of the figure was retained.

    1. Roy, thank you. It’s alchemy to find the right combination of shutter speed, depth of field and ISO so that there are no bright blown areas – if possible – but I seem getting better at it! 🙂

      Surprisingly enough, the photo was taken in the morning, at about 8:45 a.m., but the sun was already shining quite brightly.

    1. Cheryl, thank you. I was wondering whether the shadows are all right in the photo as they are quite sharp but then it seemed to me that they add dimension rather than disturb the clarity. I’m pleased you like them as well.

    1. Linda, thank you, I’m pleased you like the capture. It is interesting to read the opinions about the shadows here. They are quite sharp so I had some doubts concerning them but without them, the image would look nice but somewhat flat and boring.

  2. The thing that struck me most by studying the image before I read the comments was the precision that we both share in an architectural image but then that I felt you were challenging that by the harsh shadows that undermined that principle. I take on board the technical lesson that seems evident here and will try it out myself the next time I get a chance.

    1. J, I was absolutely convinced that harsh shadows spoil any photo. Nevertheless, in this particular photo they seemed to add interest and depth, so I guess there may be exceptions, right? The reason might lie in the direction of the shades, the way they complement the contents of the photo and also in the fact that though the shadows were harsh, the photo was taken quite early in the morning when the light was still soft in a way…

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