The Blue City

The Blue City

So there she sits, on a blue step of a stairway in the Old City, ‘The Blue City’, Jodhpur, and as I prepare to shoot, a pigeon, flying overhead in this narrow alleyway, startles her, she looks up, and at that moment, I realized, that’s the shot! Thank you pigeon!

Because my exposure was now being set for the subjects brighter face, (I walked but a few steps, and with my lens ‘filling’ her face) I set an exposure for this brighter light and was then able to render the bright face in contrast to the now under-exposed, somewhat darker surroundings. NikonD500, Nikkor 18-300mm, at 42mm, F/10@1/100sec. 640 ISO

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