Bold Cassis

Bold Cassis

A few miles east of Marseilles, France is the town of Cassis, where you will find this old building whose east facing wall is the summer recipient of bold, stark and very large shadows, shadows that are created by another old but non-descript building across the street as the morning sun begins to rise. An ‘easy’ exposure, if you apply the time-proven formula of Sunny 16 which was the case here, i.e. exposing solely for the sunlight, I set my camera to Manual Mode, and my aperture to F/16 and then choose a shutter speed that is the same number of my ISO, which in this case meant a shutter speed of a 1/400 sec since my ISO was 400. Normally, one would now begin the process of practicing patience, patiently waiting for someone of interest to appear and walk through this graphic seen of bold shapes and warm textures, but on this morning, patience and pedestrians were both in short supply, so I called upon Michael, one of my students, and he rose to the simple challenge of being ‘that guy’ who breathes life into this overall composition of Sunny 16 on this late June morning of 2019. Nikon D500, Nikkor 18-300, F/[email protected]/400 sec. 400 ISO Daylight/Sunny WB

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