Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Two Way Traffic

Two Way Traffic was taken one evening while walking around the town of Certaldo in Tuscany.  I'd watched an old lady for a few minutes as she struggled to force her fluffy white dog to do her bidding.  While in the middle of shooting a panorama (vertical orientation) I spotted the priceless sight of the woman and the dog at loggerheads, right next to two signs with arrows pointing in opposite directions.  No time to compose properly, so a quick snap was all I had time for.

This is the original image straight out of the camera.  As well as cropping there was quite a bit of tidying up to do, such as removing the multi-coloured banner.  I also took the liberty of moving the shutter to the left slightly so that it didn't interfere with the lady's face and extending the canvas on the far left from one of the other images in the panorama.  The monochrome conversion was done in Photoshop, as this image dates from the time before I discovered Silver Efex Pro.  Canon 20D, 17-40/4L, 1/160s @ f/8, ISO 400.