You wondered what my favourite picture was, well, it´s really hard to say.
But I like” Essence of venice” and “She came down the hill” alot.
The Venice shot was imagined for a long time before I went there. It was taken with my canon 5D mkII and the 17-40 lens at 24mm.
I had forgotten my tripod and bought a cheap, wobbly tripod of a street salesman to be able to take the shot.
“She came down the hill” is really a street snap. I was walking the city cemetary and saw this woman walk up the hill. I thought that it would look fantastic as she came down. I crouched down and waited for her to walk back and I took the shot. . It was taken with the same equipment but at 40mm. When she came close to me she appologized for ruining the shot, and I told her, “You were the shot” 🙂
I showed her the picture, gave her my flickr adress, but I never heard from her again. She was a Russian tourist. And if I zoom in at 100% on my computer, I can see her face crystal clear.
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