A second image from my recent walk around the exterior of the Shopping Mall. Click here to see the earlier Post. This image was taken primarily to capture the fractured reflections of the facade above the shops. If I had been carrying an SLR with a long lens then that is what I would have focused on, but all I had was the Lumix LX100, hence the wider view.
It was a grab shot without any real thought. Taking images in a busy street when you need to frame with some degree of care means you focus and frame and grab the shot. I don’t like the idea of standing there with raised camera waiting for the precise moment to shoot. People seeing a camera raised either stand to one side and wait for the image to be shot, or start to stare at the camera as if their privacy is being invaded.
So, what you come away with can be a bit hit and miss. On this occasion I would say that I was fortunate. On the left I have a woman, and on the right I have a man. Neither is aware of the camera, both look natural, and they book-end the image rather well. I’m happy with that!