Last one from Milan for now. Wandering through the city last October, I was struck by the quality of the light. Reflecting off the smooth marble and sandstone facades, the rays are imbued with a rich golden hue that seeps into every nook and cranny, bathing everything in a warm glow.
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During my day in Newcastle I found that I got some of my favourite shots on the High Level Bridge. Since I have been shooting mostly at night, I found being in the City Centre a bit overwhelming to get to grips with at the beginning as usually I am limited to just light sources. It was a bit of a scene overload during the day which I’ll need to adjust back into as the lighter nights draw in. It was here on the bridge where I started to warm up and get my creative juices going. Although it was daytime, it still had that gritty, contrasty look that I have become accustomed too so I felt a little more at home. I was able to pause, take a moment and adjust to a slower pace. As the bridge was quite busy I had to wait for my preferred single subject and during this time framed up my composition, using the steel structure to lead you from the foreground to where I wanted my subject to be. I’m really not a fast paced, run and gun shooter and find my best shots are when I have time to think and plan. How about you? Are you better on the fly or do you like to slow it down?👇🏻
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