Taken at Crescent Beach in White Rock during a private photography lesson, this photo of the day is a great example of my sense of humour and love of juxtaposition.
jux·ta·po·si·tion [juhk-stuh-puh-zish-uh n] noun
– an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
I was photographing something else on the beach and teaching the concepts of controlling depth of field, specifically selective focus. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a sign walking across the beach. I didn’t have a lot of time so I just crossed my fingers and made the composition, knowing my shutter speed wouldn’t be a problem because I was shooting wide open at f4.0, but concerned about the depth of field.
She was moving fast so I quickly tried two or three different ways to frame the image. The placement of the subject walking ‘into’ the frame offers visual clues to a story or narrative and the lift in the foot suggest movement.