Street art can really add to a cityscape. I especially like the creative kind. This ugly trash can in Passau, Germany, was really transformed by these graffiti hummingbirds. It grabbed by eye and made me stop. I could visualize the hummingbirds feeding on whatever they found tasty in this trash can. I like the contrast of hummingbirds, which most people have a positive association and a gross trash can and wall in need of repair.

This was very easy to shoot. My biggest challenge was that it was pouring rain, which you don’t actually notice in this picture. I am always scared to get my camera wet. On the one hand, this is understandable because I don’t think anyone wants to break their camera. But I have also noticed that the cameras are often more robust than you would think. This Powershot G9 has been soaked and jolted and is still going strong at almost 8 years old.

Camera: Canon Powershot G9
Aperture: f/3.2
Shutter Speed: 1/1250
ISO: 400
Postprocessing: Lightroom

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