Photo of the Day

people in a cafe in Amsterdam
February 19, 2013

Café, Amsterdam

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos In a hidden street I found this cafe. It looked like a scenography for some movie. I loved the atmosphere and the pictures on the wall. The lighting was really dramatic, and the man with the cigar was in just the right place. (This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.) What Makes This a Photo of the Day? I agree with the photographer—this does feel like a scene in a film, with all the elements working together to provide a cohesive sense of place: the picture of the couple on the wall, the patrons sitting in just the right spot by the window. What makes this great, of course, is that the scene is one the photographer happened upon, a lucky find. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor Get tips on photographing people » Find out which lenses to take when you travel » Get tips on using available light »
Photograph by Marko Savic, My Shot

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