It's an interesting question why one likes some photos more than others. Trying to put this into words is a valuable exercise in itself but becomes even more crucial if you think about showing your own photos to others. Will they be able to see in your picture what you see in it? Will they share your feelings about it? The answer is most likely no although, if you're lucky, the reaction of your viewers is at least similar to yours.

I like this picture mainly because of how the foreground is separated from the background. There's no interesting subject matter to write home about, but due to the lens probably being wide open and the way it rendered the scene and due to the movement of the car while the two pedestrians are motionless the whole scene to me looks as if the couple wasn't standing on a sidewalk in Midtown New York but rather in front of the silver screen in a movie theater. And this, in turn, makes this image kind of a comment on photography itself which is often viewed as an objective way to take pictures but which can mechanically capture what (you think) you've seen and turn it into something completely different.

Shot on October 5, 1995 with the M4-P and the 50mm Summicron. The film was Tri-X which I developed in HC-110.

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