I took this shot when I was outside on the street in Zadar, Croatia, near one of the old Roman gates to the city, enjoying the weather and scenery. A woman walking her dog caught my eye, they were milling about in the shade, and the light coming in over the gate made for an interesting contrast. I assume she lived in Zadar. Whenever I vacation somewhere, I find the people who live there interesting. I wonder what their lives are like and what their impression of their town is.
I like how the woman is facing the opposite direction of her dog, and that the light comes in at an angle, dividing the picture. I had intended for the part of the picture in shadow to come out dark and the light part to be normally exposed. It was very bright and I chose the wrong setting, making the picture much brighter than intended. But I liked the result, with the lighter part being slightly overexposed, it transmits more of the sunny day feeling … in my mind anyway.
Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF 40mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320