“Tourists in Action” : Lisbon, Portugal, 7th September 2011
Today I present you with a rarity – at least for me: a photo featuring human beings as the centre of attention.
I was walking along the river front (although it looks like an ocean) in Belem, Lisbon, enjoying the glorious summer weather and having already photographed the obligatory architectural delights to be found in that area, when I thought I’d try my hand at a little candid work on my fellow tourists.
This trio were just framed so beautifully against the bright concrete promenade, the turquoise water and the pale sky that I had to attempt a capture, and this is the result. It’s far from perfect technically – if you zoom in, you’ll see that these folks are all out of focus because I shot at a ridiculously slow shutter speed for some reason that escapes me – but I’m very pleased with it, nonetheless.
I still feel a bit uncomfortable doing this kind of shot, though…
A larger version of this picture can be found here.