The Hiding Place

Theme: Pink 3

21st April 2019

On the last leg of my thematic route I turned into one of the town’s many back alleyways. It seemed quiet and I would have assumed I would find nothing along there until my eyes were attracted to a pink rucksack lying on the ground some distance from me.

As I focused on the bag I then began to make out a pair of hands grasping a phone. As I felt my sense of curiosity rise I picked up my camera to my eye in haste, not wanting to miss any opportunity.

I zoomed in as far as I could and fired off a few shots until I noticed cigarette smoke billowing from the hideout.

Hoping not be noticed too soon I edged myself closer and closer and more and more to my right to secure maximum chances of the best viewpoint. Continuing to shoot on silent mode as I crept towards my subject I felt a rush of adrenalin because of my ‘necessary’ intrusion on ‘The Hiding Place’.

In retrospect I could have got much closer as I eventually found the subject to be a familiar face. I chatted to her for a while before moving on and then regretted I had not asked for a more posed shot.

Olympus Pen F and 40-150mm @ 150mm (300mm equiv) Olympus Zuiko Lens F5.6 1/250 ISO 400


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