Waiting in Zadar

I have been posting a lot of pictures from the trip to Croatia. It is a beautiful country with interesting things to photograph at every turn. I took this picture while walking through Zadar’s old town. The symmetry of the benches and the signpost attracted by eye. The signpost is leaning slightly, creating just the right amount of tension in the picture. This was another case where I wanted to take the picture without people in it, but since this woman was waiting for a bus, she wasn’t going anywhere. I am happy that she is in this picture. Back turned, you aren’t sure if she is about to walk out of the picture or stand there for longer.

This picture was more challenging to take because I had a 40mm prime lens on and had to back up more than I usually would have. Further, the sun was shining bright and this bus stop was in shadow, so it was harder to ensure the color was correct. The “shade” white balance setting worked well here, although the picture doesn’t radiate as it could have if it hadn’t been in the shade.

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF 40 mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Shutter Speed: 1/125
ISO: 100
Postprocessing: Lightroom

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