There is an interactive work of public art called Crown Fountain at the Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois. In the fountain, a granite reflecting pool is placed between two glass brick towers, making the artwork look especially impressive in the dark.Besides being a piece of art, the fountain appeared to be popular among children as a playground. I waited a while just looking at their play and then, a little girl stayed behind the rest of the group of children in the pool, forming a single silhouette figure in front of the illuminated glass bricks. For me, this was the picture I was looking for here.On the technical side, there is nothing special in the image; this is a single exposure, post-processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.
As couple of my preceding uploads, this is also a New York street shot. The busy traffic in the city is characterized by the world-famous canary yellow cabs, also known as medallion taxis.When visiting NYC, I was kind of looking for a shot featuring a yellow taxi and was for a while scouting for an opportunity to capture one with something interesting in it. In this effort, I noticed a particularly distinct taxi driver stopped at the traffic lights near me and took his picture. I framed the shot so that he would clearly be the subject but also that the color of the cab would signal sense of place to the viewer.As for the technical side, this is a one-exposure shot processed using Lightroom and Photoshop.
This shot is taken at a small intersection in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris. In addition to the more traditional tourist shots of the landmarks in the French capital, just walking around the streets of Paris appears to offer some great photo opportunities, too.What I really liked in the scene was the way the graffiti on the right-hand side of the frame played together with the blossoming cherry tree, forming a pink curve. The color also seemed to work well with the beige wall as a background.On the technical side, there’s nothing special about this image, as it’s a single-exposure shot, post-processed in Lightroom and Photoshop
There are all kinds of street performers in New York’s Central Park bringing even more life to the one of the world’s most populous recreation areas.While sitting on a bench resting after carrying my way too heavy camera bag around for hours on a hot day, I spotted two children jumping around trying to pop the giant bubbles a street performer was making. I took a candid shot of the moment after observing them for a while.As for technicalities, this is a one-exposure image processed using Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro 2 and Photoshop.
This shot is from within the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, of which I’ve also posted here a picture from the outside. Just as the cathedral in its entirety, its interiors, too, provide magnificent photo opportunities.I especially found beautiful the grand arch-like doorways in the cathedral, and started looking for a composition that includes one of these. After looking around for a while I spotted some type of a piece or wall art being lit from left to right across one of the doorways, giving an interesting subject for the arch to frame.On the technical side, this is a simple one-exposure shot. I edited it in Lightroom, Color Efex Pro 4 and Photoshop.
This photo is taken at around noon in downtown Toronto in the Financial District.Due to the time of day, the light at the ground level was not that special, so I started searching something interesting perspective-wise. After some walking around, I found a place from where the tall buildings looked nice when looking directly up to the sky. I waited a while in the same spot, letting the clouds pass and experimented with different-looking skies. I ended up liking a variant where there was a break in the clouds in between the buildings.The final image you see here is a three-exposure HDR post-processed using Lightroom and Photoshop.
Being one of the wealthiest districts in the Swedish capital Stockholm, Östermalm generally has a quite polished look to it.However, with a bit of luck, interesting-looking people can be found almost anywhere.I spotted this person first because of his huge colorful hat. Then, observing him for a moment I noticed the missing tooth, which nonetheless didn’t keep him from having the widest smile.As for the technical side, there’s nothing special in capturing this image as it’s a simple one-exposure shot edited in Lightroom, Color Efex Pro 4 and Photoshop.
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