peripheral vision

pheripheral vision

 

Henri Cartier-Bresson said, “One has to tiptoe lightly and steal up to one’s quarry; you don’t swish the water when you are fishing.”

When I captured this woman standing in the doorway, for a brief moment I thought I’d accomplished that.

While focusing in on something entirely different I saw her step outside from the corner of my eye, turned, and captured this shot.

She immediately looked my way and as we walked by she said, “Nice camera”.

I had the distinct feeling her peripheral vision is as good as mine.

 

17 Comments

a penny for your thoughts?

Elaine Hancockreply
July 19, 2019 at 8:50 pm

This is a wonderful image and a great story.

Martine Girardreply
July 19, 2019 at 10:05 pm

J’ai cru que la dame était un mannequin.

Bill Phillipsreply
July 20, 2019 at 1:54 am

I like your story. Candid pictures are not easy but can be very rewarding

mhelenereply
July 20, 2019 at 2:11 am

…She has The Eye …! Superb composition .

Ginniereply
July 20, 2019 at 2:37 am

Oh, wow, Sherri. Great story to accompany this great image and quote!

ruthiebearreply
July 20, 2019 at 8:21 am

Before readying your explanation, I thought she was a mannequin from her pose. What a lovely moment captured here.

grouserreply
July 20, 2019 at 11:30 am

nice back story 🙂

….peter:)reply
July 20, 2019 at 12:39 pm

i love your photo b&w photo of this lovely lady with great peripheral vision…
you captured it on a very famous avenue… love how you frames the picture….peter:)

Willemreply
July 20, 2019 at 1:49 pm

I like this well timed streetphoto, fine street photography, nice framing and processing as well.

Stevereply
July 20, 2019 at 2:09 pm

Beautifully done! A neat story, too.

Nicolas Amherdreply
July 20, 2019 at 2:10 pm

Trois personnage dans cette image quelle perspective superbe
Belle soirée

Stevenreply
July 20, 2019 at 2:23 pm

A great storyline that goes with this capture! I love the depth your PoV creates. At least she didn’t say, “I hope you’re deleting that photo you took.”

Anita Bowerreply
July 20, 2019 at 2:31 pm

Nice image. The woman’s profile is striking.

Harryreply
July 20, 2019 at 8:31 pm

an intriguing street shot, but I am equally impressed with your text and framing work

Ayushreply
July 21, 2019 at 7:55 pm

i quite like the three figures lined, Sherri.

Elaine Kreply
July 22, 2019 at 2:38 am

very good!! you are a designer, a thinker, and a photographer extraordinaire <3

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
July 22, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Good for her! AND you!!

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