Take an artis­tic selfie

Practical Photography (UK) - - 10 Clicks -

When in­spi­ra­tion strikes it’s im­por­tant to sit up and take no­tice, no mat­ter where you are. Taya Iv (500px.com/ tayaiv) was in her car when she saw the op­por­tu­nity for a beau­ti­ful photo.

“I wanted to tell a story us­ing the rain­drops and the calm­ing or­ange tones of the street lights. My in­ten­tion was to re­flect the evening’s mood with the help of a self-por­trait that show­cased the breath­tak­ing golden bokeh pro­vided by the rain. Dur­ing the edit­ing process I re­alised I wanted to cre­ate a dip­tych, as when these two images were com­bined they looked like they were meant for each other.

“Ac­tu­ally tak­ing the images was chal­leng­ing, due to the bumpy road and inconsistent light­ing. As the street lights were far apart I had to wait for the per­fect mo­ment to cap­ture sharp and well-lit shots.”

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