How many times do we go through the day so busy and preoccupied, we miss out on what is going around us? I know there are countless times I have done this and realized it later. To counter this, no matter how busy or distracted I am, I try to take a few minutes to appreciate the sunset, or put away the cell phone and enjoy the company around me, or pull out a physical book or magazine and take time to read. I don’t do this enough, and I am not always successful in my endeavors to slow down, but I try.
This picture is busy. This man in the photo was deep in his conversation and not really aware of what was going on around him. The lamp store at first glance seems chaotic, but there are patterns in the lights displayed. I thought the juxtaposition of the two was intriguing. You might think it is the lamp store’s products that bring chaos into the picture, but after looking at it longer, it is the man on the phone that adds the chaos or stress. I hope his day got better.
The day I took this photo was spent in the Wiesbaden area with a friend. We set the day aside for a photo tour. I purposely shot in black and white to see how that would change my shots. It made me focus more on lighting and I ended up taking more shots that I liked than an average shoot. Shooting in B&W is a neat exercise that I would suggest.
Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 18-55
Shutter Speed: 1/40