On my way to the Breakwater Parking Garage at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, the two woman in front paused to take a picture. The one striking the pose had a very clear idea of what she wanted. It was probably something like, “Here I am, looking back, leaving the Waterfront”.
At the same time I thought, “Let me take a picture of a woman taking a picture of her friend on the way to the parking garage on my way to the parking garage” The first of nine was taken at 12:37:30 PM, I moved a bit to the right to get the photographer on the left and it was all over at 12:37:49 PM. A breathless 19 seconds.
Much too goal orientated, I missed another picture when they looked at the results together just as I passed, but that is like an fisherman telling you about the one that got away.
Featured in The Photographer In Action , 07/11/10
This is part of a growing series of A Picture in a picture
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