Photographer's Note

I’ve only spent but one day in London, and Trafalgar Square was certainly one of the highlights. For the brief time I spent there, it seemed a non-stop parade of tourists and locals passing through, and I was having a great time just sitting by and watching all of the action. The key word here being “sitting,” as it was my last stop for the day after squeezing in as much as possible on a side trip from Paris, and the dogs were barking! (feet hurt)

I was originally composing this shot to focus in on the distance, the lions and beyond, when I happened to realize an odd break of open space in front of me…there was absolutely no one in the foreground from where I was sitting until this lone woman walked into the frame heading in just the right direction to create this shot.

The entire time I sat in Trafalgar Square there was never an empty spot or lack of motion, except for this split second which I thought made for a neat opportunity. A quick zoom out on the focal length and *snap*, this is what I ended up with. If I didn’t know any different, I’d say no one wanted to be around her!? :) No sooner had I taken this picture, the square was once again filled.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-09-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-17 3:56
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Points: 94
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