A Little Red Wheelbarrow in Nafplio

An aspect of travel I most enjoy is to discover subtle often missed details that contribute to the unique character of a city or a landscape scene. With a camera in hand, I’m more aware of my surroundings and actively look for ways to capture ordinary scenes in a different way than the usual tourist’s snapshot. Sometimes I’m successful, other times I’m not, but no matter the outcome, I always enjoy those moments.

When in Nafplio, Greece I came across an open stone courtyard where a little red wheelbarrow was transformed into a decorative flower planter and placed in the center of an otherwise empty space. Street scenes like this are out-of-the-ordinary and unexpected. It made my day.

When I later looked at the images, they didn’t do justice to what I saw that day. Fortunately, with a little help from Adobe Lightroom, I was able to bring out the underlying colors in the original images. Of the two edited versions of the images shown below, I prefer the one with higher color intensity. Which one do you prefer?

“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” – Matt Hardy

Photo challenge theme: Experimental.