PEOPLE 230 – WOMAN ON STEPS, SMOKING (MONO)
September 28, 2016 24 Comments
Because this photo is approaching letterbox format, it can’t be shown at any great size on this blog >>> therefore, if you get into my blog, I think its better viewed by clicking onto it, when it will open in a separate window. There is a lot of detail to see.
This small and distant figure is momentarily posed part way up this great diagonal sweep of stairs. In front of her is a considerable drop into deep water, while behind her is the sheer face of a high masonry wall. Perched up the air like this – on a stairway to heaven??? – and with this fleeting pose, she was quite striking.
Where was this? Well we were walking along the sea front in Penzance, Cornwall, heading out towards the fishing port of Newlyn. She appeared unexpectedly on our right, starring fixedly in our direction – starring back above our heads it seemed. She was smoking a cigarette, holding it down and away from her, and firing quickly I caught the momentary pose.
X-T1 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 305mm (equiv); 400 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2; beside the dry dock on the sea front at Penzance, Cornwall; 22 Sept 2016.