this light is a gift from far away
Our roving band of photographers spent a long time one afternoon at the Palermo harbor photographing four or five people who were fishing. They didn’t seem to mind that we were back there, working all the things (light! framing! angles! exposure!) that photographers like to mess around with. In fact, at one point, they even showed us the white bucket that held their catch and we had a nice conversation with them (even though they didn’t speak English and we didn’t speak Italian).
We’d actually gone to the harbor in hopes of getting some glorious sunset photos; when it became apparent that wasn’t going to work out, we turned our focus (so to speak) elsewhere. And that’s a good lesson: even if the thing you thought you were going to photograph doesn’t work out, something else will show up to fill the void. And honestly, this photo is way better than anything sunset-related would have been.
Posted on September 22, 2022, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, black and white photography, fishing, learning to see, melinda green harvey, monochrome, one day one image, Palermo, photo a day, photography, postaday, reasons to stop, Sicily, silhouette, street photography, sunset, take time to look, take time to see, things i see, thoughtful seeing, travel photography. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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