The Photo Challenges in the last two weeks were easy for me as I didn’t need to think twice to determine which picture to post. This week’s challenge: “The World Through Your Eyes” was completely different. In fact I need to read the post a couple of times in order to understand it fully. It is a very interesting challenge as most people took pictures for some purposes and ultimately regardless of the technical quality of a picture, it reflected what was inside the photographer’s mind when he/she pressed the shutter button. With this logic, basically ANY picture can fit this theme.
Still I need to have a choice (unless I just randomly pick one). So I narrowed the theme a bit and tried to find a picture which can give a strong hint to the reader what I was thinking when I took the picture. At the end I picked this one of which I took in Seville.
Seville is famous for many things and a maze of narrow cobblestone streets is one of them. I still remembered when we took a taxi from the airport to our hotel, I was in awe of the taxi driver who could navigate those crowded narrow streets with astonishing ease. In fact a picture of a crowded street may actually be better to illustrate the narrowness but it may also have a side effect to draw the reader to the crowd instead of the street. On the other hand, I think this much quieter street with a single person at the far end can help drawing all the focus to the street with the man acts as a reference to reflect how narrow the street is. Also the slight over-exposed far end helps to bring a stark contrast to the shadowy foreground and I hope it gives the reader an even stronger perception of the narrowness.