And the children were tracking Santa.
The sun was quickly setting as this scene was unfolding and the the vestigial rays of light coming in through the window were creating a pink, gold, and red speckled glow on the wall behind our trio of Santa trackers. The glow of the smartphone screen also helped set the mood.
Photographically speaking, I live for these moments:
In actuality, he was reaching down to pick up a fallen football.
As I saw the scene unfold, I shifted myself slightly to the left, in an attempt to “fill” the photographic frame by expanding the spacing between the two subjects. This further enhanced the image by creating a more pleasing composition.
The actual mirroring of his posture, though he was engaged in a completely different activity from our little chalk messenger, is the sort of happenstance occurrence that a photography geek like myself is thrilled to capture.
A second later, he stood. The moment had passed.