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.
I often observe how people interact with their cell phones. You see people not paying attention while driving or walking, people sitting in a group at a café ignoring everyone and focused on their phone. I am a heavy mobile user, I am also guilty of the behaviors I mentioned above. But I do make an effort not to stay on the phone when interacting with others. But modern life and these gadgets have changed our social behavior.
In Zadar, Croatia this summer the weather was beautiful. Warm, sunny, dry. The old town was alive with people. As I was looking for things to photograph I saw these two ladies chatting and enjoying the nice summer afternoon. I wanted to taken them alone, as I thought the symmetry would make for an appealing picture. Instead, the little girl with the ice cream cone walked into the picture. I like the effect it has. It gives a bit of movement in the picture. And innocence.
The concept that we can capture the sun’s energy is quite amazing. In Zadar, Croatia the Sun Salutation is a public art installation that uses solar cells to collect the sun’s energy, and then releases it overnight in the form of a light show that is shaped by the wave activity below. It is fascinating to see. Even more fascinating was the mood during a beautiful sunset. The lights seemed to brighten as the sun disappeared, the crowds grew louder cheering the moving art. The sun had just set but was greeting us.