This image was not the best shot from a half hour photo dash yesterday. But as I reviewed the shots today I was delighted.
Ideally, this blog would showcase some incredible craftsmanship, but clearly there are technical issues with the shot; it’s blurred, his feet are cut off, etc. Instead, I like this shot because it highlights the funny, serendipitous and even surreal wold of street photography.
I took the shot because I liked the look; sunglasses with masked face. But I couldn’t have anticipated that at the ‘decisive moment’ the bus would pass and create both a colourful background and more importantly a great subtext! That’s what makes street photography such a humbling exercise. Some of the best shots work not due to great skill and composition but as a happy accident.