Beaming Spotlight

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/500 sec, f/14 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 800, 1/500 sec, f/14
[click image for larger size]

This beautiful piece of light beamed down onto the street, a reflection from a window opposite and for the whole time I remained there, 10 minutes or so, this was the only person to walk through it. It is the one of the few problems when shooting with a time constraint. I can’t wait as long as I would like to get the photo I want but what I can do is, make do and make note. Make do with what I got for the time being and make note to return every time the light returns, to see if I can get the shot I really want, which, if you are wondering, is almost exactly this shot but with the front facing person and shot a smidge closer.

Original unedited image
Original unedited image

In my eager, twitchy trigger-finger state, I managed to photograph my big, clumsy thumb as it was poking out across the corner of the lens when I pressed the shutter. Bit of a boob right?

In post-production I cropped the image so it was tighter (and sans thumb) and I used the Patch Tool in Photoshop to remove the motor as I felt the car to be a little too distracting. I heightened the contrast, burn and dodged the image as a whole and, again, just a little touch more grain was added to complete the picture.

It may not be an untouched ‘pure’ street photography photo but it is the image I have chosen to portray, it is my street.

All thoughts and comments are welcome.

Happy Viewing

2 thoughts on “Beaming Spotlight”

    1. I am glad you enjoy my edits. I like it when I get to view and read the process of other photographers so I thought I should do the same with my work/ blogging. Thank you.

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