Another one from my evening walks.

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Dancing Light

Noted photographer and author Robert Adams wrote “When Photographers get beyond copying the achievements of others, or just repeating their own accidental first successes, they learn that they do not know where in the world they will find pictures.  Nobody does” in an essays in his excellent book titled “Why People Photograph”.  You can read my review of this book here.

Somewhat akin to this idea of photographic serendipity that Adams alludes to, I did not set out to consciously create this image.  I was photographing the Singapore skyline at dusk.  With darkness fast approaching, I noticed this young lady shooting the skyline at the water’s edge.  I intended to focus on the water and have her somewhat blurred in the foreground simply from shooting at a bigger aperture.  However, the light had dropped considerably and when I squeezed the shutter release,  the Ricoh GXR camera compensated for the low light with a slower shutter speed, capturing the young lady as she moved.  Not what I expected.  Nonetheless, this is one of my favorite images.  I call  it Dancing Light.

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