Visibility

FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/7.1 [click image for larger size]
FUJIFILM X100T @23mm, ISO 3200, 1/250 sec, f/7.1
[click image for larger size]
This photo was taken out of pure reaction to an unfolding scene.

I was waiting to cross the road, thinking about breakfast, a common theme during my morning shooting. As soon as my nose gets a hint at a bacon roll it and my mind become partners in persuasion, convincing my stomach that if one is not consumed instantly we, as in me, as a whole, will disintegrate. Those bastards! The pangs were knocking around my noggin when this high-vis chap shuffled on by me.

I can’t quite remember why I turned to see his flight plan but as I did I caught sight of the scene that was about to unfold. I moved the camera to my eye, tweaking my aperture as I did, and fire off five shots inside a minute, adjusting my framing each time to get my composition just right. Luckily for me everything aligned just right in the last frame.

I think there is a slight disconnect between Mr High-vis and his shadow. Although the two belong to each other the seem like strangers, separated by the oddly shaped shadow on the wall. Maybe, maybe not, that’s only my opinion. I only took the photo, doesn’t mean I am right.

Original unedited image
Original unedited image

Editing was a fairly smooth process. All I really wanted to do was heighten the contrast in order to bring the photo closer to what I thought the scene looked like on the day. Once I had the achieved this I felt the image was complete. Simple.

All thoughts and comments are welcome.

Happy Viewing

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