My archive tells me that I have 3,545 images from 2011 (I delete 99% of my photos so I’m guessing I shot around 10,000 images, give or take a few thousand). I’m not sure I can single out one frame from the past twelve months as my single most-est, favorite-est, but the shot below ranks pretty high on my list.
Truth be told, I saw the picture coming only moments in advance and fired off a few frames from the hip. Luck. But I’ll take it, it’s those Hail Marys that you get with digital that yield a gem that would never have been attempted with film.
Moment, gesture, light, shadow, framing…it all fell into place for one brief second. Plus, I really like the pink gloves. Happy New Year.