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Day 231

It’s really becoming a challenge to find enough light for a good capture during the day because of the weather and the shorter dayligh hours. I set up for this one under the 95th St. bridge in Redmond to take some shelter from the rain and waited until the bridge’s light went on late in the afternoon so I had some light to work with. I put the camera on a tripod and waited across the river for someone to walk along the path and into my viewfinder. I stayed there for around 30 mins and had about a dozen people walk, run and ride bike thru.


I chose this one because of the quiet quality and somber mood. At first I was conserned that I was breaking the compositional rule of the subjects direction moving into the frame. When you break rules you really need a good reason to do it or the image may feel uncomfortable to the viewer. But the balance in so good in this image I felt I could get away with breaking the rule. His direction draws attention to himself which alerts the viewer to look closer and notices the school of fish on the back wall. The viewer then understands that the person is walking upstream and then it becomes a more interesting image.

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Taken on November 30, 2010