M_Six I don't plan my street work. I saw the pattern that looked like an American Flag that was on her bag and her striped shirt so I followed her and this little boy across this open square and just as they started to get to a busy area with a very busy background I was so hoping something would happen. And right before they reached the point were the background would have become unmanageable the child reached up for the ball she was holding and I thought that I had a photograph. I just hoped that no one else would walk into that wonderful pattern or that they walked into a busy background before there was a photograph. I am usually hyper focused and I have my exposure preset when I work on the street so I just wait for something to happen. If say a head is not important to the image and a composition is stronger without it I will not hesitate to go for the more compelling composition. To me this shot was about the pattern on the street, the flag formed by her bag and shirt, the backlight, shadow and of course, the moment.
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