Emptyness by jborrases


To take a picture at 8pm of this street with no people will be unthinkable before lockdown. On monday, we jump to phase 1 where bars and terraces open at half of their capacity.
I have seen many of your street scenes and they seldom if ever lack people.
May 24th, 2020  
Super photo, leading you on around the corner.
May 24th, 2020  
@joansmor Thank you very much. If I understood correctly the term “lack people”, this is because I choose long exposure times. With 5-8 secs. at night, people in movement doesn’t reflect enough light to be captured by camera or may appear like a ghost shadows. Also I wait few time once street gets almost empty and take the shot. But in this street, at 8 PM, it will be impossible to take a snapshot with no people.

@countrylassie thank you very much. That is the fun about curved streets ;)
May 24th, 2020  
@jborrases I have got to try that sometime.
May 24th, 2020  
@joansmor you can also ask google for "big stopper". A glass that lets you step down speed on daylight. Then you can photograph busy streets with no people/cars etc...
May 24th, 2020  
This is not the Barcelona I saw. It's a wonderful composition!
May 25th, 2020  
@jborrases That is good to know because you know I am not a night person. Wow just looked up on Amazon - expensive for a toy I might use once in a while. I wonder if using multiple nd filters would work.
May 25th, 2020  
@taffy That's true... I've only have seen streets empty like this when I was a child and on Christmas Day, for example, few decades ago.
May 26th, 2020  
Fav. I love the photos you take with a 50 mm lens. If it was taken in Barcelona...well done. Been in Barcelona but did not see much of the city. The time was to short. We do not have the type of buildings here, where I stay. Hope to be able to take street shots like yours one day.
June 21st, 2020  
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