Lighted Path

Path to Light

After a bad day, I forced myself to get on my bike. I often react to stress by becoming lethargic, even though physical activity is what helps me most. It was a good choice. The weather was lovely on this warm evening and I really was able to clear my head. While going around a bend on this bike path, which runs along the Rhine River in Ludwigshafen, I saw the awesome way the light was falling and immediately was angry I didn’t have my 600D with me.

I took the picture with my iPhone. It took a few tries to get the lighting right – the only control on the iPhone camera is that you press the part of the screen where the automatic light measurements should be made. I was shocked at the picture it produced. The picture really captures the moment as I saw. I increased the sharpness in Lightroom to give it a bit of a harsher effect and am really happy with the result.

If you ever have a bad day, go for a walk or bike ride. You might end up with a picture like this!

Camera: iPhone 5S
Aperture: f/2.2
Shutter Speed: 1/4000
ISO: 32
Postprocessing: Lightroom

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