Forever young.

Inspiration, Leica 35mm Summilux ASPH FLE f/1.4, Portrait, Teaching point

A capricious breeze passes, ruffling his hair as the image is taken.

This shot works on a personal level, but also because of the mirroring going on:  the sprawling “limbs” of the metal bars echo the branching tree limbs on the opposite side of the frame.

(please click on the image to view)

↑Leica M9 and Leica 35mm Summilux FLE @ f/1.4.


Notice also that all of the “limbs” (metal bars, human arm, tree branches) connect and span the frame:



Of course, I wasn’t thinking about all of this when I saw and captured this moment.

In reality, I crouched down and peered through the viewfinder, taking advantage of the wide-ish perspective offered by my 35mm lens and dynamically composed my shot until things looked just right.


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