Monday, February 11, 2013

a day in the life of ....

Candid street photography, El Jem, Tunisia....location of one of the finest Roman amphitheatres in the world. A pic taken in that split second of intuition that sets the heart racing when it comes to candid photography. You don’t know what it is you’re looking for until you see it. There!! Shoot that!! Click. On this occasion… an empty street of El Jem … a woman alone ... walking away ….. relieving the burden of her woven market basket by lifting it over the head & resting its weight on her back & shoulder … a small black plastic bag swinging from the hand of the other arm. Was attracted to the colour of her coat, my kind of khaki green, but not consciously aware of its graceful swing around her body until I down- loaded. Nor was I aware of capturing her in almost dancer’s mid-step or of the diagonal shadow that cuts its way along the wall & through her body, perfectly aligned with the slant of the basket. Details that came into play in the fraction of a second it took for the lens to blink.

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