Reaching

Reaching

Piran, Slovenia is a picturesque small town on the Adriatic coast. It’s main square is Tartini Square. The main sculpture in the square is of Giuseppe Tartini, a violinist from Piran. A statue on the edge of the square really caught my eye, however. It is of a boy reaching upwards with one hand, the other reaches into his chest where is heart is, but there is nothing there but a hole. The position of the statue captures movement and stress, and I found it moving.

I wanted to capture this in silhouette, which was harder than I thought it would be given the bright sunlight was coming from behind me. In the end I had to darken the shadows in Lightroom to get the effect I wanted. I do like the movement and stress that you can see in the statue’s silhouette.

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 15-85 at 40 mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Shutter Speed: 1/250
ISO: 100
Postprocessing: Lightroom

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