Sunday, November 12, 2017

Commending Open Shade


On occasion a street photograph enters the realm of environmental portraiture. This may be one. Two things were at play. First, this vendor at the Taos Wool Fest this year was awash with woolly garments and was posing pensively almost poignantly for my camera. That she had the grace to place herself in the open shade in front of her booth is a marvel of good modeling. 

Let’s raise a glass to a photographer’s best friend; the soft light provided by a canopy of something or other. Once again I attest to the glories of diffusion at midday. The stuff shot with direct sunlight moments before and after was harsh, harsher and harsherer.

2 comments:

Daryl Black said...

Spot on, Steve, about diffused light and open shade, and how it serves the photographer in so many ways. This is a nice combination, as you said,, of "street photography" and environmental portraiture, and the angle you chose was so different from what many photographers (myself included) would think of using. Nicely done!

Steve Immel said...

Thanks Daryl. Had a lot of mood, too.