Morning Runner

runner silhouette in cambridge

A shorter blog this week. Sometimes that other part of our life gets in the way of the things we like to do - no not family... Work! My chosen occupation (IT sales) is definitely not a nine to five job and is the reason why my camera has hardly left its shelf in my study for several weeks now. I am desperate for a day or even a morning out in the open, camera in my hand and no real plan - just wondering around and waiting to see what will be around the next corner. Maybe next weekend.......

Anyway, back to this weeks image. The Golden Hour - something I have mentioned many times in the past and something of a favourite among photographers. The golden hour, sometimes called the "magic hour", is roughly the first hour of light after sunrise, and the last hour of light before sunset. It is that moment when the sunlight is at its more dramatic. The moment a seemingly flat or lifeless scene can be transformed into something incredible. 

Much of my work has been captured at this time of the day and this weeks image is no exception. I actually spend nearly half an hour standing on this street in the centre of Cambridge (Jesus Lane) waiting both for the sun to be at the perfect spot and to try and capture a lone figure. Every time the perfect candiadate appeared, another would soon follow behind. Finally this lone runner appeared and for once the cars, bikes and other pavement users held off - just for a few seconds and I was able to capture this silhouette. 

Taken with a Canon70D with a Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS / Iso 100 /  F6.3