peripheral vision

peripheral 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.