Something heartwarming, something very good to see; West Bay, Dorset; 21 Apr 2015.
Strolling on the harbour wall at the diminutive Dorset resort of West Bay, with the damned great Nikon and zoom perched on my paunch – when over left a selfie was fired off – and I was just not quick enough to capture the action, although I did get a shot of them examining the result immediately afterwards.
And so, and not for the first time, I cursed my lack of alertness and speed – when they squared up for another shot at it – I mean, them – and this time I was ready.
Well, its truly candid, and as an image I like it. Presentation in black and white removes the distractions of colour and takes us in solely to them and what they’re about.
But those thoughts only scratch the surface on this one. I started off by describing it as heartwarming and I stick by that. Its a moment of togetherness and affection, a moment shared – and that’s good to see. Who knows what the future will bring for them? Not knowing them at all, I wish them good luck and happiness.
See? Underneath … well, actually, really quite deep underneath … I’m just something of an Old Softy ….
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Technique: D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Full Spectrum preset.