Wait a moment

Emergency

Emergency | New York City | 2018

When shooting Street Photography, sometimes it is worth waiting a few seconds, observing an interesting scene. Below is the first photograph I took of that scene I observed in a New York subway station sometime after midnight. It was the high heeled lady holding the flowers that first caught my eye, standing elegantly in front of the rugged backdrop of the subway exit.

I moved to the front a bit, as I wanted to align the red flowers with the likewise red emergency exit sign behind her, wanting to create a visual line between the red and black subject (lady) and likewise red and black background (exit gate). The all of a sudden her companion put his hands in front of his face. Realizing this gesture I pressed the shutter once more, capturing a street photography with both visual interest, lots of gesture and a story behind (guess for yourself….)

Photo was taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the mZuiko 12-100mm F/4. Image specs are 1/80sec @ F/4 and ISO1600, 75mm focal length. RAW conversion and post processing in Lightroom Classic CC.

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Wish you all sunny Sunday 🙂 !

Marcus

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16 comments

  1. You’ve shown that great street photography isn’t just good luck, but skillfully looking for the best way to present the moment. And your second image is so great! Even if you just look at the feet, the body language is fascinating. Brilliant post, Marcus.

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  2. You’ve captured the moment, of crisis it might seem. Lovely colours, the subjects are nicely separated from the background. All good.

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