Photographer's Note

A-ha, caught you looking! Don’t worry, I won’t tell.

Cast all of your Friday the 13th superstitions aside, there actually can be some luck involved this day!

So, what do we have here…members of the oldest profession in the world, or a couple of well dressed ladies out for a walk, which just happens to be in one of the most risqué parts of the city?? You be the judge.

I realize the image quality is far from optimal, and I tried my best to clean it up, but this was about as good as I could muster. The more I’ve pondered it though, it actually feels somewhat within reason considering the scene itself…..kind of dark, raw, gritty and evocative. I tried a black & white scheme to see if that was more “artsy” and helped hide some of the flaws, but it really took away from the mood I wanted to express.

Taken on the spur of the moment, I had just rounded onto this street when I saw these two women out for a slow, late night walk…so I scrambled to compose the shot without worrying about technical details, as it was too good of an opportunity to let slip past.

Now, you may be asking yourself “Just what was it that I was doing here in the first place??” I have a feeling that no matter the reason I give, it’ll be met with a resounding “Suuuuuure, whatever!” hehe A seedy neighborhood, yes…but as you might know, I have a love for wandering the streets…sometimes at my own peril!? Besides, every now and then you really do just get lucky enough to stumble on a chance like this.

Thanks for staring, I mean…looking!

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 2 N: 2381] (9324)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-08-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/2.4, 1/30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-13 3:01
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Points: 46
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