Solo Art, Argentina
Photo for October 2012 (Solo Art, Argentina)
Even after 6 months has passed from the trip to South America, I still am looking through the images now and then. Something worthwhile could have been missed during the first few rounds of edit. And this image is one of them.
I recall feeling an ounce of guilt as I saw the artist at work. He is no Van Gogh but what made him stood out everyone passing by him was he had a pencil in between his toes and that was how he was doing his art. In front of him read a sign, "Thank you for your donation, it will allow me to buy more paint."
After doing my part in supporting his quest, I looked at him and signalled for a photo. He smiled and I proceeded to shoot him not with a wide angle lens but a mid range zoom. I had decided to slow the action around him and hoped that he would be still enough to provide a contrast of movement. A ND filter slowed the shutter speed down and IS on the Canon lens made things workable while handholding the setup.
Perhaps I was trying to work and push myself a little harder given that in front of me was someone with only his lower limbs to work with and yet could draw a straighter line and paint better than me by too wide a margin.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 70 - 300 IS L. Processed in Aperture and Silver Efex Pro II.
Canon 5D Mark II, Carl Zeiss 28-85, Processed in Aperture and Photoshop.