Once in a while I see a subject that will only do in color. There is a wondrous quality about how the forms, shapes, lines and composition RELY on color. For me the image would be diminished considerably without the key element of color. This photograph was taken in Dresden, Germany a few weeks ago. In a light, chilly rain I was walking quickly back to my hotel across one of Dresden's many bridges, hoping for warmth and a relaxing drink as it was about 5:30 PM: magic hour. My eye caught the sight of a lighted feris wheel way down the darkening river. The whole scene was in violets, indigos, phthelo greens, burnt umber, sparkling with brilliant cadmium yellows. I unpacked my gear and shot till dark in the rain to capture the color and mood.
Dresden, Germany: 2013