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Standing at the left side of Monastiraki metro station (to survey the square, the side street and one of the fruit stalls) I took this picture because I found the gentleman in the foreground interesting and wanted to test myself, whether I'd able to do it from a very close vantage point.

I decided to turn the picture into black and white because his face wasn't visible and also because the details were so many and confusing. I wanted to place emphasis on the tight row of shadows on the pavement and worked a lot in post processing, I'm not sure to what effect.

I made three attempts to capture this scene, this is the first one. On the third, he turned and looked at me in an inquisitive way. I pretended I was photographing the church (or something), then turned my camera in the other direction and then quietly left...

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Additional Photos by Ourania Karali (ourania) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2830 W: 5 N: 5605] (27574)
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