During our evening walk.
This image was taken as a test shot.
In all the years I’ve photographed, there’s only been one lens I regretted selling (and I’ve bought and sold many!).
It’s this one.
It’s not exotic and it’s not fancy, but I regretted selling it the moment I did.
I finally have it again.
(Before anybody asks: My apologies, but I’m not telling… I want to try it out on film as well.)
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.