Canon 5D Mark II, 14mm F/2.8, f/4.5, 1/50, iso 800
Last day. I guess you have to be an architecture buff to have made it this far with the Perspectives series? I had some waiting to do in the various locations to get my shots without people in them. I would often wait quite awhile at the bottom or top of the escalator, for the people to clear out.
Then this couple came along. On a hunch, I jumped on after them. Somehow I felt that including a couple of people would humanize the building, in my images. This place is actually FULL of people all the time. Yes, I was shooting "perspectives," but to be true to the subject I think some people shots are important.
I clicked off a few shots with them looking down as we all do when riding an elevator. Then she slowly turned around and looked right at me. A moment of doubt, on my part. Do I just go ahead and be "a creeper" as the young people call older dudes looking or shooting images of them? Pretend I'm just shooting the escalator?
The strength of this scene overcame any shyness and I fired away. I could explain to them later what I was doing if necessary. This shot simply had to be taken. Maybe some of my street shooting has made me bolder. In the end, she just turned around and they went on with their day.
And that brings us to the end of this series. Please let me know what you think of this series, the comments are free for the forseeable future!