Yes, I quess we'll never know. This is the ultimate beauty of photography. It captures a fleeting moment of time and place of people, a mere fraction of a second, and "immotalizes" it perhaps for the next few centuries, (at least so long as the Internet is alive), like the early photos of the last century where everyone of the people in them are all dead, some without even knowing they were in any photos.
In my photo, the person on the left was gesturing with his right hand, as if making a point. What was it? What were they talking about, obviously of some interest to them, and they did not even know that that moment was captured and now displayed as an image for a photo competition. Would it not be a great twist of fate if one of them were to see this image now?
Thank you very much for the encouraging comments.
As for the 3 figures, it was most fortuitous that the larger figure was in the middle, providing a good visual balance to the magic number as well. And the lady holding the hand bag swung it just so that it was "stopped" by the camera just at the right place to occupy the right bottom area which otherwise would be too "empty" and off balance the whole image.
When I post-processed this image, I was wondering wouldn't it be wonderful If I had their email addresses and sent this image to them?
Thanks for your helpful comments, much appreciated.
It was a truly unexpected opportunity as they "kissed" only for a mere second and right within the magic triangle of the wire fence as if they knew a photographer was nearby.
In the old days of manual focus / shutter, this shot would not be possible. Right place, right time and digital photography helped :)
Old cameras seem to have more "soul"
Perhaps as they needed 100% manual input from a human operator, some of the operator's "soul" went into the images via the intentive fingers and hands?
Like how a sword maker's "soul" got inbued in the swords?
There is something "eternal" about images taken with high quality antique equipment like the Rollicord.
Where they all are now? Their "immortality" is captured and "frozen" in a mere fraction of a second. This is the true wonder of photography which to me is the greatest invention of humankind.
Imagine if God had a video camera, (perhaps He had), we would be seeing images of Adam & Eve frolicking in the Garden of Eden, and settle once and for all what "fruit" Eve took from the Tree?
I bet you would not have imagined this image would appear on the "Small Screen" in many places far far away. :)
"Dark and macabre" are quite different from "distasteful", just as there is a difference between "indecent" and "obscene"
It is indecent to walk down a public road naked, but obscene if you do something to attract attention to yourself.
Quote:- "Am I in hot water?"
Maybe, but just keep cool like that trishawrider :)
LOL, I am not a wedding photographer. This is a "stolen" shot. The official photographer is on the other side of the pillars taking a frontal shot. So, sorry to disappoint.
(2) Negative space "behind" the subject matter.
Breaking the Rules of:-
(1) moving objects should move "into" the frame and not moving "out";
(2) not "cutting" the frame into equal half;
(3) having the "negative space" in front of the subject matter.
I did not crop away the ceiling because I wanted the smoke which gave it a certain atmosphere?
I could understand why this was not a close-up shot.
Did he just asked, "Have you read 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' by British author John le Carré"?
You need long arms to pass your intended purchases for him to weight?
I could almost hear him say "walk a mile in these shoes", in the Tamil language of course.
Is the guy on the right adding weight to make sure the car stay tilted correctly?
Quote:- " I would not have minded to see a bit more mask and less ceiling...." Neither was I, but it was not exactly an ideal situation for contemplative composition with those sparks falling, or threaten to fall, onto the camera lens? :)
Yep, and I had to fire the shutter, (no pun intended), and get out of the way quick as sparks well raining down.