The beauty of street photography, like pretty muchÂ everythingÂ else in life, is having great things happening in front of you when you least expect it.
DMC-LX3 (12.800000190735mm, f/4.5, 1/1600 sec, ISO80)
In street photography things unfold in front of your eyes and aÂ photographerÂ must be ready forÂ them, even he’s not out onÂ the street for photos. This Saturday I was with my friend Ruben at one of CCB‘s cafes, a lazy Summer afternoon chatting about future trips and projects. Between coffees and beers and a quick jump to Berardo MuseumÂ we ended up at one of the buildings inner courtyards.
DMC-LX3 (7.9000000953674mm, f/4.5, 1/2000 sec, ISO80)
Like manyÂ otherÂ times I was carrying my compact camera on my bag, and I’ve been there thousands of times, seen how sometimes a cloud of cool water vapor is released in Summer days, how the light works with those limestone walls to create coolÂ silhouettes, knew what to expect from that spot. Even so, I was there just for five minutes, made ten photos, at most, butÂ thingsÂ just happened the right way and I ended up with a couple of my favorite street shots of the last months.