I find it very difficult to capture the atmosphere of a town photographically. Our eyes take in so much more information than a lens can. Our other senses complement the sight: the sounds from the sea, the smells of the market, the heat of the sun reflecting off the walls, the coolness of the morning breeze, altogether they provide a “feel” which is impossible to portray in a simple two-dimensional picture.
Yet, photography is all I have available at my disposal and with its most basic of capabilities, I hope that I can relay just a little bit of the atmosphere of this seaside town of Nafplio, as it wakes up to the morning spring sun and before the streets start getting crowded with traffic, tourists and the locals going about their daily business…
[Sony a350, Sigma 17-70@17mm, ISO-100, slight HDR to increase details in the shadows]
Please also take a look at the great rendition that my friend Nathalie Chaput did of this picture: