Wait For It

FUJIFILM X70 @18mm, ISO 800, 1/250sec, f/11 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X70 @18mm, ISO 800, 1/250sec, f/11 [click image for larger size]

While this chap waited for the rest of his gang to join him on the walk towards the void I manoeuvred myself to grab a few shots.

I tried to frame the waiter within the scene using the shadows that surrounded him. I wanted to give the scene a sense or feeling of being trapped. I think this idea is helped by the high contrast, bare starkness of the image coupled with little to no detailing in the negative space. Like a feeling of impeding and all-consuming doom is looming (which is one of the reasons I like negative spaces. The voids could be anything. Holes to sink your mind into). The fact the person has his back to the void either means he isn’t worried about it or he simply hasn’t seen it.

Part of me thinks I should have cropped the image so that the void was all that could be seen in the upper left of the image, instead of the little hint of brick work that is still visible, but after a little thought I decided to keep it in (I like a little light at the end of the tunnel). The window was also kept in as it looks visually pleasing within the negative space.

Let’s hope those prongs don’t advance.

All thoughts and comments are welcome.

Happy Viewing

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