Looking up a brick wall into the lamp. Canon EOS 7D EF-S 10-22mm at 10mm f/22 1/20 ISO 160
Looking Up 3
(Cont. From Previous Post) The light turned green and she pushed off the curb, walking quickly at first then running. There was an insistence in her stride that propelled her forward. The sense of purpose in her eyes was reflected in the rapid sure step of her feet and the set of her shoulders. She took a quick glance around, he wasn’t over across the street or in the intersection she was crossing but she couldn’t be completely sure. She had almost reached the alley when she felt hand on her bicep, she wrenched a way turning quickly. It wasn’t him… it was Phillip.
This image, in some respects, brought elements from each of my first two images in this series together. It has the strong visceral pull of the colours combined with the form elements of the ivy. I felt like having the lamp looking down on me brought a dynamic push to the image that was lacking in the first one. It almost seems to push down against the viewer. Here we also see again the benefits of image stabilization and good camera position to eliminate shake. I am still constantly amazed by the benefits of image stabilization. When I shot film I would never even think about going below 1/60 of a second. Now part of the benefit is a result of pushing the base of the camera against the wall but this shot is a 1/20 of a second and it still is very sharp.