“Why is that damn fool taking a picture of me?” That’s what I imagine this man was thinking as I fired a few shots off.
Here, I loved his expression—which he had on his face even before I raised my camera to my eye—and the contrast of his expression with the tag line on the sign, “A-List”. To me, those two items make this photo.
Of course, the photo would be greatly improved if the newspaper stands were not blocking part of the subject, but in street photography, you get what’s there. Nothing more.
Camera settings: Nikon D3, Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 at 300mm, ISO 450, f/5.6 and 1/180th of a second.
Lightroom 3—Set black and white points, adjusted exposure, added clarity and removed slight red cast.