Opportunity. Luck. Coincidence? Call it whatever you want, but the odds of getting a guy walking in your frame with a pink bag while shooting a pink set on the street are pretty low. This is in Old Nice, taken yesterday as I was walking the narrow streets and noticed how the light was falling on the yellow flower. Then the set of chairs and table got my attention, and in a matter of seconds I saw this guy and his bag moving in. How pretty!
This was one of the last shot I could get before it started to rain.. again. But, as it is the case on so many occasion, you got to be there at the right time. My call is that a good photograph is a bit of all ingredients: opportunity, luck and coincidence. As photographers we basically have to create opportunities by "being there" and then hope for the rest to happen in front of us.
You can pick a place and time, but you can't choose the color.. :-)
© Normand Primeau