Bus stop
  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Credit: Tim Maher
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 3 December, 2015
  • Exposure bias: -1.7EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Keywords: Argentina, Bariloche
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

In Bariloche, the local buses are a great way to get around. The concrete bus stops may not look like much but they keep the sun off you, are usually filled with interesting graffiti and these little arrow slits allow you to keep an eye on any approaching bus.

Apart from the wonderfully vibrant splash of colour, I chose this picture of the inside of a bus stop to show off the dynamic range of the Sony A7RII. That’s a lot of light out there and a lot of shadow inside. I was able to underexpose for the highlights and then push cleanly out of the shadows, without having to worry about ending up with a noisy mess in the shadows. If I wasn’t in a cafe somewhere in the north of Argentina, I’d also put a little effort into correcting the ‘lean’ of the arrowslit, either with keystone in Capture One or the transform tool in Photoshop. Unfortunately, it’s just too damn hot outside and that’ll have to wait till I get back to the cool harsh winters of Finland. An easy fix, though, mañana.

Update: 22/02/16 – I’m no longer in that cafe, so the slant has been corrected!

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