Photo by Francesco Pistilli
I was told that Santiago Vazquez was a fishing town, so I went there hoping to board a boat.
But the weather was bad and the only locals I could find were two men fishing with poles, while their families sat under a bridge sipping mate and chatting. After more than two hours on a bus, I was not really happy but I stopped to talk with them anyway. In only a short amount time, I made some new friends, had a nice shot and learned a lot about the town.
During the opening night of the carnival, the road was strongly lit and I was shooting at just ISO800. All of a sudden, one of the floats covered my main source of light, but changing ISO is not a fast operation. To react without losing the image I wanted, I lowered the aperture to f/2.5 and shutter speed to 1/13 while following the movement. The person closest to me looks blurry because of the shallow depth of field, but the main character is perfectly in focus.
The photo (below) looks even better than how I imagined it.
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