While in Caterham, Surrey a couple of weeks ago I walked through a small shopping mall. I was attracted by the light at the open end of the covered mall and the silhouettes of the shoppers moving out of the shadows to the lit areas and vice versa.
I shot this image on-the-go: it was an instinctive decision. Purely spontaneous with no thought – just my creative heart saying to my eye: ‘shoot that’. I really didn’t think about what was there. I shot and kept walking – didn’t even glance at the screen.
Back home on the iMac it didn’t look particularly special and then I enlarged it on the screen and looked more closely at the figures and saw this little cameo of two adults holding the hands of a little toddler.
The quality wasn’t brilliant – you can see that it was a very small area of the original image shot on a Canon G10 [F4, 1/60secs at ISO 80]. I haven’t a clue why the camera was on ISO 80 – perhaps the dial got nudged – it happens all too easily. I’ve processed this three or four times trying various ways to extract the best from that small area. And this is the best I’ve come up with. Quality may be poor overall but I love that little threesome. I’m so glad I took that image.