WET IN ROME – black and white and soggy
in the rain, with a camera, shooting perfect strangers on a very wet spring day in rome.
friday the thirteenth of april was one of the wettest days on record here in rome. it rained all day long. this means white “blah” skies, flat lighting, a blue cast over everything and treacherously slippery cobblestones.
but white skies provide great soft illumination. flat lighting is put right by upping the contrast by a couple of notches. shooting in black and white takes care of the blue cast. and, finally, about those roman cobblestones. yes, rain (and years of use) makes them slippery. but it also makes them clean and shiny and photogenic.
someone once said: there is no such thing as bad weather in photography, just weather better suited to different subjects.
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