Something about the multiple levels of composition caught my attention in this mundane and oft repeated street item.
I’m still working on my candid street photography technique so this is technically less than perfect – That beings said I do like how it turned out. Some people are against candid street photography. I like it because it captures true moments, not posed ones. The other side of the street photography spectrum is stuff like the Sartorialist (this great short video by Intel gives an glimpse).
This photo actually had some interesting color in it but upon experimentation in development it seemed more potent an image without the moss 🙂
I was holding a 35lb 16 month old in my left arm and shooting one handed. This striking composition caught my attention as I walked up the stairs.
Out of several photos in the evening this ended up being my favorite. And I almost didn’t shoot it. Goes to show a) having your camera with you and b) taking the shot if your gut says do it are both worth while actions.
Hand held with relatively tight depth of field means the bars in the foreground are a little out of focus. For me this ads depth and complexity to the image. In fact I had looked at this scene earlier and wasn’t that happy with what I saw until I stood back, which then brought those other bars into the shot.
Occlusions or additions? What do you think?