|I arrived at the square, and just as I hoped...it was empty. There had been a little shower the night before, so there were a few puddles, reflecting the buildings. The sun was already up, and the sky had a hint of pink among the clouds.|
|Taken a little later...the sun is out a little more now..shining on the church|
across the water.
|Another view of the whole square...with only two tourists in red shirts. I|
waited until they were under the arch, and I love the way they mimic the two
red poles in the square. The reflection in the puddle is great and really
adds to the composition.
|As I lingered in the square, more activity began to take place. There were|
several street sweepers that showed up. The brooms looked hand made...very crude.
I tried to position him under the awning..but it was just ok.
|This angle was much better. I used a shorter depth of field, so that just|
the closest chairs and table are in focus. The sweeper is now in a good
position. I like the red, yellow, and blue colors and the repetition of the
curved arches and the curved arms of the chairs. The lighting was
still soft and there is a nice effect of the wet pavement...and NO TOURISTS!
This was my favorite vantage point of the day.
It was such a delight to be at one of my favorite places in the world, early in
the morning. To see it begin to wake up...smell the coffee beginning to brew..
hear the flap of the pigeons' wings as they began to stir. I will never forget the
feeling of being there, and the experience of these photos.
It was a great morning.
I own a Canon EOS Rebel T5i, and shoot mostly with 24-105mm
Canon lens. It does the job for me, since most of my photography
serves as references for my paintings and drawings. I recently heard
about the Vantage Point project, sponsored by the Light camera
company, so I wanted to share one of my favorite vantage points and
resulting photos. They make a new camera, the Light L16 compact camera, that
is smaller and would be easier to tote around all day. I'm going to
check it out, and it may become part of my equipment and
help make new memories and images around the world.