Flickr a Day 248: ‘Ombra’

Choosing today’s selection, I considered many—emphasis many— by Andrea Donato Alemanno. Among them: hugging couple; kissing couple; older gentleman; tailor; and woman with flowers. His photostream is a rich study of street black-and-whites, mainly captured with the Fujifilm X100S.

But our Day taker goes to a portrait, self-titled “Ombra”, captured using Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 35mm f/1.4L USM lens, on Jan. 11, 2014. Vitals: f/2, ISO 6400, 1/25 sec. I wondered about the high ISO and slow shutter speed for what appears to be an outdoor shot. The EXIF data shows shooting time of around 6:20 p.m. local time, which would mean fairly dark for that time of year.

I picked the pic for composition, the subject’s facial expression, and overall appeal. I leaned forward to look closer. Didn’t you? Andrea lives in his Italian hometown of Salice Salentino, and  he joined Flickr in October 2008.

Photo Credit: Andrea Donato Alemanno