For this post, Sue at WordsVisual is my muse. She inspired me to find atmosphere, story and figures in the scenes I photograph.
I rarely take photos at night – largely because I rarely go out at night. But I was inveigled into this back part of Castle Square for another Chopin concert, in what I learnt was once part of the castle kitchen. I was planning to photograph the giant Christmas tree and the other Christmas lights, without much hope of success. So my camera was slung around my neck and when I saw the archway I snapped.
Looking through my somewhat disappointing haul later, I was taken by the peopling of the scene in one shot: the couple striding along on the left; the man standing at the door of the Chopin venue; and the three figures in the brightness of the arch itself. I was idle and playing around with Snapseed when I saw possibilities, mainly with the filters, steering away from my usual desire to sharpen everything. Here are the results. Take your pick!
Drama and lens blur