Seafood Alley

Captured a couple of months ago in an alley across the street from where I worked. I was getting back to the office after my daily photo walk when I saw this guy from across the street. But I had to get closer to get the shot I wanted. So I hurried across the street and tried not to spook him. Yes, street photography is a lot like hunting sometimes. I wanted the image to be mostly about the alley with this waiter being a counterpoint in the composition. By setting him on the right one-third line, I’m creating a balancing act with the perspective’s vanishing point that creates a nice tension in the composition. The color also helps bring the viewers eye into the frame but then bounces back out the the figure.

SONY, ILCE-7, FE 35mm F2.8 ZA
1/60, f/2.8, ISO 320


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Terry Schmidbauer: