White Window Woman

Window into White

I shot this picture in Sevilla at high noon – at this time of day the Spanish sun turns the lime-painted houses into glittering buildings that bedazzle the few foreigners ignoring the sacred time of siesta. My camera’s sensor gave up on these extreme lighting conditions, and only by under-exposing the original picture (three full exposure stops), the lady and the window suddenly appeared, reminding me of “magic paper” used by children to communicate secretly.

The main reason why I like this picture so much though is because it proves a point: sometimes, technology works best when failing…