benhull
benhull

Cusco Street Seller (Peru)



This old lady was taking a nap from selling bananas in the last of the evening sunshine.

This old lady was taking a nap from selling bananas in the last of the evening sunshine.
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14 Comments | Report
Flosno
 
Flosno October 05, 2013
Great composition
charzing PRO+
 
charzing October 05, 2013
Great capture!
MRSY
 
MRSY October 06, 2013
very nice, love the light and shadow, fantastic shot!
how2be
 
how2be October 17, 2013
Great timing with the light and all!
elainelvis
 
elainelvis October 25, 2013
beautiful !
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel November 12, 2013
Extraordinary.
westi PRO+
 
westi March 28, 2014
LOVE, LOVE the lighting
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abrafloris April 10, 2014
voted
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 June 19, 2015
Wonderful capture! And, yes, the right place and time indeed. Congratulations on being a finalist.
SuperT22 PRO+
 
SuperT22 June 29, 2015
You tell a great story with this photo - outstanding
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 30, 2015
Awesome capture! Congrats.
tonybrooks PRO+
 
tonybrooks December 30, 2016
Perfect!
RRJW
 
RRJW January 19, 2017
Superb!!!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana October 11, 2019
Really cool! Nice work!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Cusco, Peru.
Time
Around 5pm, just as the sun was getting low in the sky.
Lighting
The low sunlight passed straight through the archway, perfectly illuminating the sleeping street seller.
Equipment
Nikon D800, 70-300mm lens, handheld.
Inspiration
It was all about the moment the light framed the lady just like shining a torch. It only lasted for a few seconds.
Editing
Minimal really although I did remove a window in the top left of the image that was distracting.
In my camera bag
Well that entirely depends what I am photographing but very generally my Nikon D800, usually either 16-35mm or 70-300mm depending upon the subject. I often use a micro 105mm, 70-200mm f2.8, 50mm f1.4 and my backup camera is my Fuji X100S.
Feedback
With this being a street shot always be courteous. Even though the lady was asleep I gave her a couple of Soles after capturing the shot. Keep your eyes open for unusual situations like in this images case the unique lighting.

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