Carluccio's Glasses

I love tiny details. Those little things which you often don't notice. If photography has taught me one thing it is how important picking out those details are. Walking around a city like Cambridge with a camera can open your eyes to all manner of often tiny things or moments that you might otherwise miss. These images are two such examples. I was just heading out for an early morning walk the city. As is sometimes the case I wasn't having much luck or motivation and the morning seemed to drag on. After a while a gave up, headed to a well know brand of Seattle based coffee company and grabbed a coffee before heading back to the car park where my car was located. 

As I came to the car park entrance, walking past the large windows of the Italian restaurant Carluccio's  (still closed and in darkness) the rows of glasses were clearly visible as the light from the other window shone through. It created a wonderful silhouette of the glassware and the bar equipment. I love the contrast of the black and white against the colourful wall outside and the emptiness and the peace of the restaurant.  

I played about the images in Lightroom before deciding on including the two versions here. The top one is basically how the images looked when it comes out of the camera with an exception of making it a touch brighter. With the second image, I played with the colours and contrast settings to bring out the colours of the wall outside and increased the black levels of the objects inside.

Taken with a Canon70D with a Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM / iso1000 / F6.3

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