By the River Mtkvari 2

Jessie T. Ponce Photography

"Morning Glory"

I wanted to emphasize both the bright morning sunlight and the colorful bank of Mtkvari River in this photo so I composed it in such a way that one side is glary (somewhat overexposed) and then details gradually become clearer as the eyes shift to the right side of the frame.    The silhouette of hanging branches and leaves on top help give depth to the bright scene.  I didn’t use a filter (I never do) but my aging SLR  had thankfully captured the moment the way I wanted it to come out.

The lone fisherman was the first of about half a dozen I caught and photographed on the same morning in less than a kilometer stretch of the riverbank along the Old Tbilisi section of the Georgian capital.  I find it strange that that none of them was able to show me a catch.