Street Shadows and Vitamin D!


We go for a stroll when the sun is about to wrap up for the day as his commitment in our region of the earth is over and heading to the next part to offer his abundant, inevitable energy for the well being of the earthlings there. Our actual goal is to get some sunlight of the evening which is said to be a good source of Vitamin D. As there are concrete jungles all over, it’s hard for us to make those golden rays to find us and touch us directly at this time of the day. We walk hand in hand, talking. We do have more than a dozen topics to chat at any given time, and I do have my portion of a bundle of stories to tell him.

After covering a considerable distance, we cease to take a short break at a place where the sun’s rays could fall on us without any obstacles in between. There are no constructions or trees on our side of the road anywhere near us, which is a small junction of intersecting roads with some vehicles parked on the other side of the road. The location seems to be a perfect target to meet our purpose.

We can see our vivid, enlarged shadows on the road which forms almost double our height as we are standing on our rear to the sun. There is traffic on the main road and the vehicles manage to distort all the images of our shadow without any guilt, whenever I try to capture one. As we are not in a hurry by any means and are absorbing the Vitamin D which is our primary objective of the moment, we stay there hopefully till I get some good time to capture a few shots before heading back!

Today’s Tip: While you’re free to take a picture from any angle, try to capture an establishing shot: a wide-angle photo that sets up a scene. You may need to back up a few steps, or climb some stairs to higher ground to fit the whole scene in one shot.”

Published in response to the  Blogging U course, Photography: Developing Your Eye I,
Day Two: “Street” – Establishing Shot.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. mukhamani says:

    Those moments, the photos and Vitamin D, all very important 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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