Sometimes a photographer must be a tourist in his own town
Another image of the smooth and desaturated palette series. Rio de Janeiro is a very curious city, looking at the sea, especially on a day like today, rainy and without anyone on the beach, it is possible to convey the idea that this is a beautiful and peaceful city. As everybody knows that is not true, unfortunately. There is a song here whose translation says:
it is very easy to talk about such beautiful things, facing the sea but with your back to the favela.
A few weeks ago I posted an image where I mentioned my visual research about a certain mood (soft, usaturated) of color palette when taking landscape/seascape photographs. In this sense, yesterday, I could find a time, and a suitable climate to follow up in my aesthetic research. I am creating a series of images of this style in order to print it on fine art paper (canson or hannemuller) as object of decoration.
In order to give a dramatic picture, sometimes it is easier to highlight the sky; specially on a day with clouds like this, when photos take on this most dramatic aspect. Perhaps I have given too much importance to the sky in this case, for it fills two-thirds of the picture, but what was below the hills did not interest me either. Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect frame.
Random shots of the urban scape near my neighborhood here in Rio de Janeiro
I am in a huge expectation to back to Patagonia in few months. Expect
I really love landscape photography. I would like to go more often to the montains. Glow