Union Station III
This is another shot from Union Station taken while learning from Sam Abell and is another example of his compose and wait philosophy.
One of my fellow students showed Sam and the class a shot taken of my back, arms raised with camera to my face, holding still and waiting at this location.
In her shot there is a mother and child doing interesting things behind me.
I was aware of people behind me and was holding my position on the off chance they would come into the gateway and animate my scene.
But I was not aware that my classmate was further back making photographs.
Once she had her shot, she walked into mine to look for something better, and as it turned out her timing was excellent and I got a photo I can be pleased about.
There are several things to like about this photo, but the best is the internal framing of my classmate within the canopy of the luggage cart.
And I like the blurred motion of the cart which by this time was getting up to speed.
And I just like the cart I did not expect and hence was a pleasant surprise.
But, I was unknowingly ready for the cart, thanks to Sam’s method.
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