Images & Observations


Street Life

Nikon D7000 28-300mm @200mm ISO 640 1/640 f/5.6 Lr3; SEP2

This scene could be somewhere in the United States, or not.  When I was thinking about the image and what to title it, the image conjured up quite a few dramatic scenarios in my mind.   Are they looking for something or someplace?   Are they checking if they have been followed?  The woman is protective of the baby, the man seems nonchalant with his hands in his pockets.  What are they gazing at?   The mark on the woman’s left arm has me somewhat baffled, I did not put it there.  Is it some sort of tribal marking?

What potential story is triggered in your mind when you view this image?

7 responses

  1. Indeed great shot. Expresses a lot.

    September 7, 2011 at 2:02 PM

  2. There seems to be a slight edge, more than indecision or lack of familiarity. It seems more like somebody stole their car: “wasn’t it parked right here?”

    September 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    • Mark, I like your scenario. And I can think of yet another, “Where’s mom?” “I don’t know, we should have just left the old bag in the home.” Another scenario: “¿Es esa la manera de cruzar la frontera?” “Olvídalo, no veo la patrulla fronteriza.”

      September 8, 2011 at 6:13 PM

  3. good slice of life shot…

    September 10, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    • Thanks, Sheila. I like your choice of words “slice of life shot” because that is exactly what I am trying to do with my Street Life images.

      September 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM

  4. Pingback: Indecision, Redux « Wayne Frost's Photo Blog

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