Friday, January 22, 2010

Week 3: American Spirit (or: I ash on you)

Brought the camera with me in to work today, ended up wandering only a few blocks away from my building since it was pretty cold. I have a fascination with alleys, and during this past summer I took a few shots of some of the doors within the alleys. I liked the few I got and planned on expanding my collection of door shots, but never got around to it.

I was walking over toward one of my favorite doors when I spied a guy smoking in a doorway. Every so often he'd extend his hand out from the shelter to ash his cigarette. I waited patiently and captured some frames with just his arm outstretched not noticing the guy in the background coming up the sidewalk.

I like the way it turned out.


tractorgirl said...

Hey Matt! loving the photos...

the vancouver skyline and juneau forest caught my eye in your etsy shop for the similarity of their colours - they'd make a great pair.

keep up the good work!

myan photography/zuppaartista said...

what a great capture matt! perfect timing! :)

Craig said...

I agree! I love the clarity of his hand and the tiny wisp of smoke coming off of the cigarette.