In ‘Rain on 5th Av­enue’, Luke Bhoth­ip­iti gets a clas­sic doc­u­men­tary feel

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Black-and-white can add a time­less feel to street pho­tog­ra­phy, where colour is of­ten just a lit­tle pro­saic and or­di­nary. “This im­age was take on my first sum­mer­time trip to New York,” says Luke Bhoth­ip­iti. “Purely a ‘right place, right time’ kind of sce­nario. I was for­tu­nate enough to have my D700 at hand to grab the shot. A higher than nor­mal ISO set­ting al­lowed for a faster shut­ter speed un­der the dark rain­clouds in or­der to stop the rain. Like all of my black-and-white im­ages, this was pro­cessed in Nik Sil­ver Efex Pro.” Luke’s shot works be­cause of the strong tonal con­trasts in the light­ing. These come to the fore when the dis­trac­tion of colour is taken away.

RAIN ON 5th AVENU E LUKE BHOTH­IP­ITI Nikon D700, Nikon 28mm f/2.8, 1/ 1000 sec, f/4.5, ISO800

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