Attention to detail
In contrast to the image of beach cabins, which was a single fleeting moment, the small action here was repeated over a few minutes. Again, this was a case of the setting and framing being attractive to begin with. What attracted me was a combination of a frame-filling mass of stone columns lit beautifully by a low, very clear sun. What it needed from my point of view was one or two organised and limited pieces of action, and these two figures provided it. The woman, making a call, rocked on her heel as she talked – the four close-ups show her basic range of poses. When you have a choice of poses, select the moment with care – think about which exact one will be good for you, and then be quick enough to capture it.
The toes raised and pointed, with the shoe outlined clearly, was the most expressive moment in my scene, added to slightly by the forward leaning that echoed the posture of the sunlit man in the background.