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Crossing Paths for 1-60s



I was on my way to work; he was on his morning jog.

I wanted to take a shot of the line of trees as they dissolve in the fog.

He j...
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I was on my way to work; he was on his morning jog.

I wanted to take a shot of the line of trees as they dissolve in the fog.

He just entered my frame. I waited for two seconds to position him somewhere in the middle (hoping that his feet would look OK) and then took the image.

This is how our paths crossed for one-sixtieth of a second.

Enjoy! :)
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11 Comments | Report
yvonnechristinebannister Platinum
 
yvonnechristinebannister November 21, 2017
Wow Peter, that's a winner for sure, I hope you are OK :)
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peterburu November 16, 2018
Dear Yvonne, you were right -- we just had to wait a whole year :) I hope you are, too! Cheerio
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Cookies4U January 22, 2018
gorgeous!
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose November 13, 2018
Outstanding!
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peterburu November 15, 2018
Thank you so much :)
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 14, 2018
Fabulous
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peterburu November 15, 2018
Thank you so much; you really are too kind :)
vojce
 
vojce November 14, 2018
excellent
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peterburu November 15, 2018
Thank you so much! :)
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johnvecchio November 16, 2018
I really like this image. Nice job!
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peterburu November 16, 2018
I am really happy then! Thank you so much!! :)
keepclicking
 
keepclicking March 26, 2019
Fab picture
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peterburu March 26, 2019
Thank you ever so much :)
Londoner21
 
Londoner21 January 18, 2021
yes yes yes. perfect
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peterburu January 19, 2021
You are so kind; thank you :)
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sridevibhupathiraju May 23, 2021
It’s simply superb
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Jburns116 July 08, 2021
That so atmospheric love it…👍
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peterburu July 08, 2021
Thank you so much :)
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Sniperspawk9 October 17, 2021
I love this mood!
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peterburu October 17, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind comment. I am so glad you like it :)
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Parc Orangerie, in Strasbourg, France, on my way to work on a misty and cold Tuesday morning in November
Time
Exactly one year on, I still have fond memories of that morning. I had an early meeting at 8h30, so i got up really early to have breakfast and to squeeze in some time for shooting images. When i looked out of the window and saw that i could hardly see anything due to the heavy fog, i just rushed through my morning routine to be out there in Parc Orangerie as fast as i could. I was shooting foggy landscapes, the autumn foliage and all that, wrapped in fine mist. Then i set the camera to black and white -- the most contrasty setting it had -- to take advantage of the changing light. And then, at 7h32 am, just as i reached this tree-lined footpath, this jogger showed up and trotted across the landscape. A quick turn of a knob to set the shutter speed at 1/60s (as he was jogging at a leisurely pace) and i took the shot without hesitation. It was a singular moment, the perfect constellation for 1/60 of a second -- and look what has become of it :)
Lighting
I wanted this image to look mysterious yet banal at the same time, after all, this is just a nice urban setting (a park like so many others across the world). I wanted to make use of the leading lines, the framing by the trees. As the fog starting to lift and the sun slowly broke through, it projected magical light through the big soft box called cloudy skies. And then that the jogger appeared... I was so grateful that he made the image more exciting, drawing the viewer into my story.
Equipment
I had on me my waterproof Olympus Tough TG-5 (black), which is small enough to fit in my coat pocket and can withstand the elements. Plus, it has a lovely f/2 lens and plenty of presets to choose from. It just delivered the image i had in my mind (and a number of others that day).
Inspiration
It definitely was the fog and the contrasty lights. And the nice geometric shapes in Parc Orangerie :)
Editing
Just a light touch-up, really. I had to straighten the trees that frame the image, bumped up the contrast a bit and removed a gardener's truck parked in the bottom right-hand corner. That's it.
In my camera bag
In those days i was in love with the Olympus TG-5 and i carried it everywhere. Nowadays i am more attached to my Fuji XT-20, with either the 23mm f/1.4 or the 35mm f/1.4 on it. I also have my tiny Nissin i40 flash in my bag, for portraits and close-ups.
Feedback
I am not really good at giving advice. After all, i am not a pro photographer; just an enthusiast :) All i would say is that photographers should take advantage of any weather situation. The camera does not matter (as long as you do not damage it by, say, drenching it in a downpour if it is not weather sealed); it is the idea or the vision in one's head that is decisive. Follow that, act on it, and -- with a bit of luck, lot of practice and some gentle touch-up in post -- everyone will be able to capture scenes like this one. Good luck to y'all!

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