Fuji X-E1 | XF35mm f1.4 Lens | ISO 200 | Exposure f1.4 @ 1/105 | © James Gray
Something about photographing a bar in the afternoon heat feels right. It could be the languid atmosphere or the fact that everyone seems to be taking a break from the sun. In any case, it’s a great time to capture a place’s character and charm.
In Spain, siesta time is when real action happens. Bars and restaurants are packed, and everyone seems to be taking a break from the sun. It’s a great opportunity to snap some photos of locals enjoying a cold beer, like this one of Cruzcampo in Mallorca.
The light is usually nice and soft at this time of day, and it’s perfect for capturing all the details of a bar. There’s always something worth capturing, from the interesting architectural features to the colourful drinks menu.