Monday, 18 January 2010
This photo shows a small section of a cityscape photograph that I took on the Leeds city waterfront a few weeks ago. I am always surprised at the differing reactions I get when I produce my pro DSLR camera in public. Basically there are I think only 3 different reactions..
1 Try to not be in the picture.
2 Pretend it is not happening, ignore it and it will go away.
3 Me, Me, Me, please can I be in the photo.
I was quite a long way off from these young people who were on the edge of the photograph and this young man noticed what I was doing and opted for option 3.
Having now looked again at the original and the crop shown above I now notice that these young people at least the 2 at the front are I think stood on the frozen water of what was once a dock and is now a water feature. The original photograph of this city waterfront along the river Aire in Leeds can be seen here.
I never take anyones picture other than perhaps as a figure in a street scene without first asking.