People enjoying the peace at Lincoln Center, New York. My intention of this piece was to utilize the brightness of the illuminated water and the night to establish a high contrast black and white photo. I wanted to capture the feeling which would allow the viewer to feel as if they could be one of the people there or one of the people approaching the fountain.
As many of my little in prompt to photo sessions begin, I am often sitting around with my friends or colleagues, and see photographs in my mind's eye. I wanted to capture my friend who's camera shy in a manner which would help her overcome her shyness. I love high contrast black and white photography. And felt the computer monitors next to her face would cast enough light to deliver a sharp silhouette. I love the hard grain of 3200 speed film; and wanted to shoot with a high ISO to help simulate it.
In the end she liked it, and said I could use it.
One last note of interest. This was the last photo I took with my old Sigma 27-70mm 2.8f EX DG Macro lens.