Taken for the 365project.org - Street Photography Now challenge - Week 3
"Take a bus. Do the weekly shopping. Pop into a public loo" originally set by Nils Jorgensen
I've thought long & hard about whether to upload this shot to Flickr (and which version to post).
In the end, I've posted the original crop I put on the 365 site, with links to the suggested variations below.
I'm not really sure how I feel about this picture.
I was sitting on the train about to depart Basingstoke when I glanced out of the window & saw the open door. It immediately made me think of the Street Photography challenge theme for this week.
I like the movement and lots of the elements (the open door, the security camera) - and even the reflection on the left is a bit spooky, but the subject feels intrusive & it makes me uncomfortable. I guess that's why I decided to post it as my 365 shot for Monday.
My reaction to it is interesting in itself.
I've tried a couple of the shots suggested in the 365 comments & posted them to Tumblr:
Lorraine's Crop: humphreyhippo.tumblr.com/post/23554474460/convenientlorra...
Mick's Crop: humphreyhippo.tumblr.com/post/23554769731/convenientmickcrop
I think Lorraine's crop is the better one, aesthetically-speaking, but it removes some ambiguity about where the person is going, which I quite like. In many ways this is a rubbish shot (it is technically poor) but 2 days after taking it, it is still in my head & it won't leave me alone.