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Squinting through glasses

This is the sixth portrait of my attempt at the 100 strangers project.


Heading home from work I was on a packed tram. It was too full for me to make my way to the door at my stop so I stayed on until most people jumped off at the city. It was still light and I had no need to rush home so I wandered around near the river looking for people to shoot. I spotted this lass on the other side of a zebra crossing and waited for her to come to me. She was quite happy to have her picture taken and asked for no explanation.


Shooting with the subject facing the sun seems to give the best separation between them and a slightly darker background. Though it did cause this girl to squint a little. I might try and use the sun for some back lighting soon and look for another light source to bring up the subject's face.

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Taken on December 2, 2010