Monday, August 23, 2010

Travel Photography

Kitchen Window

Kitchen Window

This image was created using a DSLR and an 18 – 105 lens. The ISO was 400 exposed for 1/25 sec @f/4.

When traveling, and you are documenting your trip through photography, look for the unusual. As we came out of an ice cream shop we started to sit at one of the benches outside the front door. It was then that we noticed that the window next to the bench was providing a view of the kitchen of the restaurant next door.

What was unusual about this was that we were out front, next to the street, and the door to the restaurant was in the back, next to the parking lot. Out front there were people sitting in little sidewalk settings, up and down the street, or on benches on the sidewalk and here we were next to the kitchen. Now to me that is very unusual.

So, my wife and I sat at one of the benches and we watched the kitchen workers go about their business. It definitely was a different activity to do while eating ice cream, but we enjoyed it and I did get a good photo to document our adventure.

Remember, though, if you are not looking for the unusual you will never see it…