Today’s shot comes from a photo walk I did in a neighborhood that I had not previously visited. I felt an urge to go on a adventure, so I grabbed my camera and went for a long walk. Sometimes having new gear prompts the desire to go shoot, but other times that feeling comes organically from within.
I was in a pretty dreary and somewhat abandoned part of town, and this mural on the side of a homeless shelter caught my eye. I wasn’t really planning on making an image here because it didn’t really feel like there was enough substance to hold the viewer’s attention. But just before I moved on, I noticed a group of boys on bikes riding down the hill. I raised my camera to my eye and switched to the optical viewfinder to give me a little buffer around the frame. I usually shoot with the EVF, but the OVF can really come in handy when you need to anticipate subjects moving into the frame (p.s., the OVF is much improved in the X100F over the X100S).
This boy must have wondered what I was taking a picture of, because as he cruised past me he turned his head to look back at the mural. Little did he know, he was actually the subject of the picture…
p.s. Sorry I missed this upload yesterday…I’m in Chicago for the weekend on vacation couldn’t find some time to post this. I may not have a whole lot of time to write today and tomorrow, so fair warning that my posts may be a bit brief over the weekend. Hope you don’t mind. 🙂