Compton


I recently put this image on Flickr, and I got some favourable responses, and because I haven’t blogged in a few days I thought I should put it here as well 🙂

I was sitting in the vehicle waiting for my wife to finish up in a Supermarket on Regent Street, I was reading on my phone (at this time it was “The Witching Hour” by Anne Rice), and in my peripheral vision I say some movement in the distance.  Yes, it’s a busy street, but I’m sure you get my point.

His name is probably not Compton, but amidst the multitude of things adorning his attire is a name-tag proclaiming him to be Compton.  He is a colourful character, and you seldom see past the spectrum of colours, the purposeful stride and the “insane” air about him.

I hurriedly put the phone down, reached into the back-seat for the camera, and quickly composed and clicked to get my shot.  I had to wait two seconds while the camera took the shot since I had forgotten to reset the timer from the previous night, so he is two seconds out-of-focus.

 

Compton
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15 thoughts on “Compton

  1. I can just imagine you spotting him out of the corner of your eye, the frantically reaching for the camera and finally, fuming (and loosing some colourful language) while waiting on the 2 second timer :). Worth it though.

  2. Yeah, definitely one worth shooting despite the everyday frustrations and impediments. Might be worth reprocessing it with exaggerated contrast and see if that brings him further from the background? (then on the other hand, the soft greys help make the focus look deliberate!).

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