Friday, March 16, 2007

Love in the Quarter


So I argued... well discussed... the other day with another photographer how cliche' this composition is.... and then I went and shot a photo using it. And worse yet, I like it.

This couple stood outside a restaurant on Decatur for an hour and chatted and then, before she went back to her tables at work... a brief embrace as his dog stood by, watching the traffic.

The way her hand touches his arm. That's the photo. The rest, well the rest is just background, without that light touch, barely skimming the hair on the back of his arm... well, then its just a bad photograph now isn't it?

3 comments:

Anonymous 3/16/2007 6:12 PM  

Personally I think it's the dog's ears that make the photo. Might have been really nice to include the whole dog. I wouldnt have known what it was without your comments. Nice light though.

Kathryn Usher 3/17/2007 3:26 PM  

It's the front cover of the new S.E. Hinton YA book "That was Then, These are the Oh-oh's."

Anonymous 3/18/2007 9:01 AM  

I really like this pic! Expecially after reading your comments on it.

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