Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

Split-Second Story

In this week’s photo challenge, capture an image that tells a full story in a single frame.

Say hello to Shane Francescut. Shane is an avid photoblogger capturing the streets of Toronto, Ontario, on his blog, The Weekly Minute. We are delighted to have him guest star in this week’s photo challenge.

For this week’s challenge, we want you to become a documentary photographer and attempt to capture a candid moment of a person, place, or thing. Put your National Geographic hat on and tell a story by documenting a moment in time through a single image.

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I used to regularly contribute to the Weekly Photo Challenge and then I fell out of the habit.  I do check in most weeks to see if anything catches my imagination.  This week the challenge set by Shane Francescut to become a documentary photographer set ideas going and I remembered some black and white photos I took in 2012.

This Split-Second story captures a commuter stranded on a lonely station platform in the middle of nowhere, having just missed his train by seconds and now has to wait ages for the next one.   It asks a lot of questions – Why was he late?  Where was he going? Who is he?  This one photo could open up all sorts of possibilities for a story, but that would be another blog post.

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

  1. Journeys…. endings and beginnings… waiting…remembering…..looking forward to….. I think he’s going somehwere he needs to go…. and he’s looking for the strength to do what hw will have to do… Nice evocative picture!

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