Tipping Shadow

This is the first photo posted from a series I took while in Spain at the beginning of November.

Watch Tower

You can read more about the shot below…

This was shot with my wide-angle lens – the Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM – Canon fit lens.  It was at 10mm at f/8.0 to ensure a reasonable depth of field with exposure of 1/100 and ISO 100 for the bright conditions.

Initially I took some images looking straight down which didn’t look that interesting.  Wanting to do something a bit more interesting with the tower, shadow and funkyness of a wide angle lens I then decided to use the direction of the shadow to ‘point’ across the image, using the tower itself and the fence to provide some framing lines within the image.  My friend, sat on the bottom of the tower, adds another point of interest, and a splash of colour.  My camera bag and lens were entirely accidental.  Had I realised I might have moved them out of the shot.  Whoops.

I’ll be posting the rest of the shots throughout the week, bit-by-bit; and intend to continue providing some background information on the shots.  I’ve put my Christmas tree up too today; so expect some images of that soon.

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