Friday, August 29, 2014

Urban Shape #20

This photo was taken at the ancient Quinine Factory building, built around 1896 by the Dutch Colonial. The architecture gives a nice mood like those in European countries.

The most difficult thing in making this picture is to wait for the exact moment when the traffic ceased and something interesting happens on the sidewalk at the same time. I spent around 30 minutes here without good result. The decisive moment is very elusive.

Several weeks later I review again these shots and make a little "adjustment"  to get the one presented here. I heavily crop the image to get this not-so-bad composition. A glimpse of car at the lower left turns out to be a good element to enrich the picture, suggesting more ambiguity to create a hypothetical story from this image.

6 Jul 2014
Nikon F3HP
Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI
Kodak Tri-X 400

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