Main Street Stillwater
Lately I’ve been taking a lot of pictures of shop windows. Usually there is some great accent lighting and the stores put their best (usually) display out there. It’s like a pre-made studio and all you need to do is set up your tripod and, well, brave the cold in Minnesota this time of year.
These two shops, or shoppes if you prefer, seem to fit together nicely. I liked the different lighting coming from each to create this dual frame.
Here’s another shop for beads. There’s a lot going on in the photo so I desatured mainly the bluish colors. You see a lot of selective coloring in photos which can be overdone or a little heavy handed. I find desaturating a color or two can often produce a different look or feel and help to keep the eyes focused on fewer subjects.
These were taken on Main Street in Stillwater, MN which is on the border with Wisconsin. It’s a popular spot especially in the summertime and not to far from Minneapolis and St. Paul.