It was very late in the evening, the light had faded beyond any acceptable limits, the shadows were long – but this lady outside a mini-circus at Sydney’s Darling Harbour still had a smile on her face.
So I switched my camera back on in the crowded holiday throng – and caught her eye. She had probably been on her feet all day, but she stood out for many reasons: her wide smile, her bright clothing and last but not least, her straw boater with the “CIRCUS” tickets stuffed into the broad red ribbon above the brim.
But it was very crowded, remember? And as I hit the trigger, someone walked towards her and the peak of his baseball cap obscured a part of her cheery face.
So she grinned, moved aside, and waited for me to take another photograph of her, without anyone impeding my view. But you know what? I actually prefer this shot, because it tells a story ….
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/90 sec, ISO 400, focal length 125mm.
Featured in THEME THURSDAY FEATURE FRIDAY, May 2010.