Evening rush hour at the bus stop
The evening rush hour is a common thing in our daily life. This urban quotidian event can be however an interesting subject to observe. As busy at it is, it unites for a few minutes people of various ages, conditions, sexes, or cultures… It is even more interesting to capture it against the last rays of sun, when everything is nothing but silhouettes.
I took this image in Ottawa, Canada when the sun was about to leave the city. I called it “At the bus stop“. The street was glowing. The bus and moving people had a glowing contour as well. It looks a little like a fictional image doesn’t it? Silhouettes in photography can indeed create a mystery out of the most banal scene. In this case however, they help tell a story about the evening rush hour in a different way…
* NOTE: Late fall is a good time for this type of photography, as the sun goes down early and is not so bright as it would be in the summer. The light and shadows also create layers of interest and give more depth to the image. ** Click on the picture for a larger format.
This interesting urban evening rush hour image in the golden light is available as high quality print ready for your walls. Just click on it to see all the options, sizes and prices. Here is what it can look like framed, above the living-room sofa:
If you like silhouette images I have more of them available in my Fine Art America gallery. Make sure you also check my urban and city life gallery for more pictures taken around the world.
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I really like the lighting in this photograph. I have always liked backlighting and you used it wonderfully!
Thank you Lane! I’m a candid photographer and rarely plan anything. Instead, I’m always ready to see great things 😀
That’s the best way to find great light. I look forward to seeing more of your great photos.
I know… planning doesn’t really work for me. It generally fails Ha, ha 😀
Love the golden light and long shadows!
Thank you Sharon!
Silhouettes do make some great layers, too! Nice shot, Tatiana!
Thank you Terri! Yes, sometimes they do 😀
Beautifully seen and captured Tatiana. Very creative
Thank you Tina!