Serendipity (3)

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - St. Teresa of Ávila

Dramatic, cloudy skies at dawn or sunset are one of my favourite subjects, but I've been able to catch an incredible small number of them. They simply don't happen when I'm out for a photographic journey. Much more often they are there when I'm at office, or at home, or travelling for other reasons. In the past I could only watch them, without having a camera with me to capture them in a photo. But everything is different now with my mirrorless cameras and lenses, that I can afford to carry with me whenever I want.

L'ultimo colore del giorno.

Sony NEX-6 + Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS @ 37 mm, 1/30 sec @ ƒ/8, -0.30 EV, ISO 200, hand-held.

Today I was just driving from Genoa to Milan and I could see a beautiful sky in the rear-view mirror. Roughly at halfway there's a flooded quarry, just a minute off a highway junction. I knew that the water would have made the composition I had in mind. I could freeze, just in time, the last glimpse of colour of the day.