Another shoulder-level shot taken on Eighth Avenue during last week’s heat wave. She was with a friend who suddenly bent forward in a cascade of long hair that became a distracting blur.
I thought maybe the friend had dropped something. But it’s possible that she saw me and was quickly dodging my camera. As much as I wanted them both in the shot, I decided it was best to crop away the blurry friend. You can still see a wisp of her hair along the left edge toward the bottom third of the frame.
In any case, I like the resulting candid portrait. Her hair, arm, and expression are in motion in response to her friend’s sudden action. And she was one of the few people I encountered that did not seem oppressed by the heat and humidity. She was certainly dressed for the occasion.
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