Subito! - Florence, Italy by Eric Strijbos

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Florence/Firenze, in an alley close to the Ponte Vecchio. There had been a little bit of rain, which always makes things different and interesting. I was shooting the Vespas with the intention to use it for HDR when this odd man came out of one of the doors. Maybe he was a baker and I imagine him shouting “Subito! Now!” because he’s lost his patience with something or someone.

When I opened the file at home I thought it was pointless to do HDR with it, to me it looked good at it was and I didn’t do any postwork except the cropping.

Dedicated to my friend StamatisGR, also on Redbubble, a great influence and inspiration

Canon 450D with Sigma 2.8 wide-angle zoom

I’m a travel writer and photographer from the Netherlands, having published more than a dozen of Dutch-language books about a range of European destinations, and a selfpublished photobook about Tuscany ( ). I use RedBubble to sell square travel photos and calendars.
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  • damien-c
    damien-calmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful! The description is delightful.

  • Thanks, Daniel! I love adding these little stories, and grateful for anyone who’s not telling my to shut up. :D

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks, Scott!

    – Eric Strijbos

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

  • Thanks very much for the feature, Kathy, I’m flattered! ^ ^

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Judith Cahill
    Judith Cahillalmost 5 years ago

    This is a great shot that tells a story and present a lot of character….

  • Thanks for your nice comment, Judith! :)

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™almost 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot, congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you very much, Chris!

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks for your colourfol congrats, Ray! :D

    – Eric Strijbos

  • glassbee
    glassbeealmost 5 years ago

    This is an amazing shot – especially when all you did was crop. I too like the description. The picture alone took me back to Italy, but the description makes me feel as if I were there with you for a brief moment. Mi piace italia!

  • ^ ^ Thank you, that is a wonderful compliment! I’m glad I’ve been able to share something of Italy’s wonder with you. :) And thank you for the favourite too!

    – Eric Strijbos

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    Wonderful . . . I LOVE Florence!!!! :-)

  • juliannakoh
    juliannakohover 4 years ago

    The wet ground gives it a good tone to the light.

  • Thank you. I always like to take pictures just after it has rained, often it saturated colours too. :)

    – Eric Strijbos

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