Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Patience on the Bridge

I don't have a lot of patience. However, I have learned that if you want to make good pictures, patience is a prerequisite.

I spent nearly an hour today hanging out on Calgary's Peace Bridge in the fading daylight waiting for my pictures. It didn't come easy. I was waiting for cyclists and/or runners. I preferred them to come in to the frame on camera left but I wasn't a stickler about that. Most of the runners stuck to the sides, which they should, but that didn't work for the shot. I needed them to run where the cyclists ride. Then I got picky about colour. I liked brighter, more colourful clothing but I didn't always get it. And then when I had all my criteria set it was up to me to make sure the exposure was correct and my timing was good to catch them at the right spot. I often missed both.

However, I was patient and eventually I got one, this one.


It was close but I have some ideas for next time.

Keep shooting.

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