DC Streets: Beneath the Surface by pnzr242
While it may not have the historical significance and impeccable timing of Cartier-Bresson’s “Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare“, this image captures a beautiful moment in time. I love it when a photo causes your eye to dance around the frame, first from the obvious action of the puddle, next to the exiting body, then to the broken reflection of the tree, with an unfortunate ending at the ugly bike tire. The use of black and white here adds to the gloomy, rainy day mood and forces the viewer’s eyes to concentrate on composition and subject matter, two ingredients that can sometimes be clouded by color. This photo also serves as a reminder that not everything is happening directly in front of you. Look up, look behind you, look down — you never know what you might be missing while you’re on a date with your camera.
There you are!