When composing an image in a busy place it’s nice to get the scene to yourself. Of course, it’s inevitable that people will walk into and through the scene, normally oblivious to the fact you are there.
It’s normally pretty annoying, however in some instances – such as what I found here – it can be that the person or people entering the scene actually make the shot a little bit better than it may otherwise have been.
As this boy and his father entered the location I could see them out of my peripheral vision and was attempting to get a couple of exposures taken prior to them getting in the way. They entered the scene, and the father acknowledged I was taken a shot and moved on quite quickly.
However, which boy would not be curious to take a look at these gates in closer detail? I know I would.
So he entered further into the scene and did various things, firstly looking at the lock on the gate, then even climbing it a little bit. Afterwards he turned and faced the camera and stood at the edge of the steps looking at me in a bashful nature.
I preferred this scene out of all of the images taken.
This is the northern gate of the Cathedral of the Dormition inside the Moscow Kremlin.
- Camera: NEX-7
- Focal length: 16mm
- ISO: 100
- Shutter speed: 1/80s