Dreams are a strange thing. Sometimes happy, sometimes scary, but almost always odd. Because “dreamlike” is something that by definition doesn’t look like reality, I find it hard to capture a dreamlike picture. These chairs – the unusual color, the floating nature – make a very dreamlike impression to me. The way the chairs are positioned also give a sense of motion. They were actually static and fixed on poles, but I like the affect.
This picture was taken at the Winterlichter exhibit in the Luisenpark in Mannheim this past February. The chairs were one of my favorite sections, probably because it has such a surreal appearance. I took this picture the second visit. The first visit I didn’t bring my tripod with me. Once I found the right angle, the actual photo was quite easy to capture. In Photoshop I removed two distant background lights to ensure a consistent pitch black background.
Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 18-55 49mm
Shutter Speed: 0.5