An after dance class, dance class.
As I was walking down the road, admiring the light that was falling all around that evening, I spied a group leaving a building. Lots of groups to and fro out of this ratty old, solid brick building and all I know about it is, that it used to be a dole office. It may still be but for this evening it had housed dancers, actors, actresses and artists.
This young couple had already started to break away from the crowd and as I swivelled my head to gauge the scene, I saw how they were interacting and I liked it. I quickly grabbed my little X70, walked into the middle of the street, stopped (there was a little road island to stop at so I am safe…ish), composed and fired off two shots. This is the first shot of the two and for me it was the strongest. You will just have to trust me on that.
I shot the image in colour as I liked the warm golden glow of the evening light and I chose not to crop the image as I like the unbalanced feel of it all. Originally I struggled with the idea that the blank empty space was not actually contributing to the overall image but I feel that it is a space that the couple could possibly dance their way into, so the image stays uncropped. The couples shadows seem to be separate characters of their own and, for me, appear closer to each other than the actual couple do. I also like the line that separates the couple, like a physical boundary that has to be crossed if they wish to adventure on. Combine that with the girls attack ready stance and I think it is a good, working image. Below is the original for comparison.
All thoughts and comments are welcome.