Ian and I have made a ritual of going to The Train Museum followed by a trip to "our" candy store. The nice one. The one that gives him two rolls of smarties at no charge or validates our parking for a small candy purchase. He loves to sit and eat his candies, one by one, saving the second roll for our trip home.
On this particular wet, February afternoon, he'd decided to carry his blanket in his backpack, you know, just in case he needed it. There is just something about a boy and his backpack. I snapped several photos as he intently ate each candy.
The first photo, just didn't capture what I wanted. He wasn't very pleased with it either, as his candy went rolling out of his hand.
The next photo, I changed my perspective, but faulted on the "from where I'm standing without moving my body" angle. It's rarely a compelling angle after the button has been pushed.
So I moved in closer, always a good rule of thumb. I wanted the candy sign, but really didn't want the Raiders jacket in the background.
I changed from portrait to landscape to create more space for the eye to travel, but still that silly jacket.
And then I found it. Moving in closer and to the side just a bit, I was able to block the view of the jacket. Cutting off a bit of the bottom of the photo, I could fit in the candy sign. Sometimes it pays to keep shooting until the perspective is right.
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