Primary and Square

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/500sec, f/13 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/500sec, f/13 [click image for larger size]

The early morning light flooded this little courtyard providing me with the perfect opportunity to snap a few shots before work.

I often feel like an Impressionist painter when working with early morning light as I know I have to work quickly to capture exactly what it is that I like. I have seen shadows fade, light twist and whole scenes vanish out of existence as the sun charges high into the sky.

I like the long lying shadows in this image and the way they frame whoever walks through the scene. I feel that the scene, as a whole, has a warmth to it along with an elementary feel that is given off by the bold primary colours of the scene. The figure in the photo may appear small but that’s because they are small and small for a reason. Although people always appear in my work and are important to the photos I take, they are not the most important factor in the photo. For me it is the image as a whole that is important. A little slice of urban, Edinburgh life (with can of Irn Bru to complete).

The image is a little on the soft side but I was looking to catch the moment quickly. If I am honest I am not too concerned with the sharpness of all my images, I just want to grab little scenes as soon as I see them.

Original unedited image

Although I try my utmost to capture everything I can in camera, I still have an editing process. Now I have done, and still continue to, dedicate more time to some images over others but most of my editing is fairly simple. My editing process for this image was to up the contrast a little, up the vibrancy of the colours and then add some extra noise/ grain to the image (what can I say, I like fuzzy, noisy images). That easy really.

All thoughts and comments are welcome.

Happy Viewing

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