Quick Shot: Long Black Road

Photography is all about the capture of light - which is a hard thing for many photographers to really embrace - and it's something I'm always working on improving. Visualizing and studying light!

This photograph is all about the light. I shot it in Venice and it's an indoor courtyard. I intentionally underexposed the inside hallway so that the light from the courtyard would flood in, creating a more dramatic and powerful image. I didn't want to loose that set of shiny metal chairs at the end, so I had to be careful not to totally loose the shadow detail. To emphasize the drama, I converted the final image into black and white - leading to a long black road.

Shot with the Leica MP (Type 240) and a 35mm lens.