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A Room With a View

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 19 January 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual.

Last week I had a dreadful cold and couldn't go outside for days. Taking pity on me, the sun paid a visit in the late afternoon and gave me this photo of my wife's dry cleaning.

I have a small confession to make about yesterday's image: I wasn't actually supposed to be taking photos. The temple staff kindly asked everyone to keep their cameras off while in the temple, and I did very well for a while. But then the sun came out, the shadows deepened, it was beautiful and, well, I simply couldn't help myself. I waited for a lull in the crowd, all the while composing the whole thing in my mind so it would only take a fraction of a second to raise and fire the camera. Pow! I snapped the shot and immediately turned off my camera. Got it . . .
I wonder, then, have you ever done something like that? What, fellow photographers, have you done -- despite danger or restrictions -- to get the shot that is calling you?

NIKON D300 1/100 second F/5.0 ISO 200 54 mm (35mm equiv.)

1/100 second
ISO 200
54 mm (35mm equiv.)