This image had been on my hard drive since last year. I had forgotten all about it until I was going through keepers and rejects . I shoot way more than I post on the web primarily because of my work schedule. Besides, I enjoy the shooting experience itself more than rummaging through photos on my computer.
Photography involves a sense of discovery either during or after an image is made. This one in particular involved detection a detail I had not noticed when I shot the image because I had responded so quickly to the moment. As I took a closer look at the photograph almost a year later, I realized the man was also wearing a mixed pair of shoes in addition to whatever he was doing in his VW Beetle. Why the mixed pair of shoes? I don't know no. Perhaps he didn't realize; maybe he doesn't have the financial resources; or he just doesn't care. For me, it added a greater sense of presence to the moment and certainly made the image a keeper.Read More