Red alert

I’m not sure why there were several fires on the outskirts of Riga while I was there earlier this year. I noticed them as I was arriving in Latvia on the plane, and when I was leaving too; I also noticed them whenever I was at the top of a nice tall building – you can see a large one on the left of the horizon in this image, and smaller one to the right.

While on top of this building, which is a university, the sun was going down and the lights were coming on, which included the red warning lights which I thought were pretty cool extending from the building.

We spend so much time trying to shoot around things and get some items out of our shots to focus on what’s behind them, it’s nice to sometimes just bring that foreground item in as the subject.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 45mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s