The Universe, Mankind, Animals And Trash / by Stephen Mc Elligott

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The Universe, Mankind, Animals And Trash

Camera Mode: Aperture Priority
ISO: 1600
Shutter Speed: 1/1000s
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 70mm
Lens: Tamron SP 24-70mm

Walking past this young man I saw the entire Universe summed up in one photo. The way the light is upon the young man as he sits eating his lunch being framed by the backdrop of the constellations of stars is amazing. The rhythm of him with the pigeon and the beer can seemed to tell the story of the entire universe coming together.

I shot it at f/8 as is usual with street photography to get maximum depth of field and at 1/1000’s of a second for fear the pigeon may fly and I wanted to be able to freeze him if needs be. I’ve always found that being prepared for another possible composition arriving ahead of time is better. It’s important to anticipate our subjects next move so as never to miss a shot should it arise.