Humble Dwellings

by Benny Law June. 01, 2020 485 views

As a continuation of my Lisbon series, this post contains a couple of images that I captured on the last evening when I was out for some nighttime street shooting. These two photos kind of stand out on their own because of their vibe, so that's why I'm making a separate post just for them.

It was the first time I was travelling with my Sony α6000, and I was also trying out a new 30mm Sigma prime lens. That focal length proved to be somewhat limiting in terms of framing options for that setting, but I needed the wider aperture that it offers over the kit lens as I was not shooting with a tripod.

I spent most of my time that evening walking around in an older part of the city near a castle on a hill. Many of the buildings were situated on a slope, and there were stairs everywhere which turned my photo session into a workout session for my legs, but it was all worth it.

I am not good with words, so rather than trying to describe the predominant sight and mood that evening, I'll just let the images speak.

At the top of an alley with many stairs going downhill. It took me quite a few tries to get this keeper. Auto focus wasn't working well in the dark, so I had to switch to manual focus, but even that was still challenging.

At the top of an alley with many stairs going downhill. It took me quite a few tries to get this keeper. Auto focus wasn't working well in the dark, so I had to switch to manual focus, but even that was still challenging.

I really enjoyed roaming around this part of Lisbon that evening. I had no map with me, but I didn't need one because I just needed to keep going down and eventually, I would hit the main road at the foot of the hill. It felt a little eerie at times when I was passing through the quieter and darker alleys, but I didn't feel unsafe even late into the night.

At the bottom of the stairs in the alley where it became narrower and more eerie. Nobody seemed to be home although I am pretty sure these dwellings were occupied. Do you know why I say that?

At the bottom of the stairs in the alley where it became narrower and more eerie. Nobody seemed to be home although I am pretty sure these dwellings were occupied. Do you know why I say that?

That's all for this post. I have quite a few more photos to share from my Lisbon trip, so stay tuned for my next post if you are interested.

Adeus é fique bem!

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James Featherby 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Love street shots with old buildings.  well done.smile

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Benny Law Replied to James Featherby 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Thanks, James. I was fortunate to stumble upon those spots.

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Olga Helys 10 months, 3 weeks ago

ALL KIND OF PICTURES I LIKE SO MUCH
GREAT JOB

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Olga Helys 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Olga.

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Antonio Gil 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for showing my Lisbon my friend. Love them both

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Your Lisbon has so much to show, Antonio. I hope my photos do it justice.

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Benny, I love the mood you have created with the light and coloring of these photos. The composition also adds to the moodiness. Yes I know people are dwelling in these houses, who else would hang their clothes on a line and not live there?  Stay well my friend smile

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Correctamundo. I knew this question would be too simple for you, Camellia. I'll try to think of something harder next time. smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Benny Law 10 months, 3 weeks ago

😄😄

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Berckmans Peter 10 months, 3 weeks ago

These are very very good. A lot to my liking. Great work

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Berckmans Peter 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Peter. I kind of suspected that you might be interested in this kind of images. 🙂

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
John D 10 months, 3 weeks ago

That first shot is well-worth the effort. I love the blueish light through the window.

10 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to John D 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you, John. I didn't mention that it was a cold evening, but yes, it was all worth it.

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