I’m outside my comfort zone photographically with today’s image. I seldom photograph people. And I felt very self conscious standing in a wide open space with a compact camera that at times (by the way you hold it) can feel a lot more obvious than an SLR.
This image was taken in the main indoor square in Milton Keynes shopping centre and I was attracted initially by the bright shaft of light that stretched across the floor. Then I spotted people crossing the light path and I saw the potential for an image. Stuck at ground level the top halves of every person became lost in the muddled shadowy background on the far side of the square. Unfortunately there was no possibility of finding an elevated position from which to shoot that allowed me to capture whole people within that shaft of light. So I had to settle for their lower halves – and I found these two. I fluked a perfect ‘in step’ shot of the two of them, and when I looked at them at home discovered two others disappearing off screen, appearing also to be in step. Hence the title. It’s different, but not really my style. Comments?