This was taken last Sunday as I travelled into Leeds on a dismal day to take photos for the various themes or challenges that formed part of a weekend of Midsummer Madness among members of the Leeds flickr group. One of those themes was “A Perfect Climate”.
After that came the floods…
With no chance of seeing out the window, I couldn’t fail to notice the monochromatic effect of the girl’s hat and clothing, set off by the softened, pearly light. But when she cleaned a spot on the window I began to scrabble in my pocket for my camera. When she repeated the gesture some minutes later, she was very quick and I missed what I had been waiting for. The couple of photos I took with no hand only showed how indespensible the gesture was. Near the bus station she did it a third time and I got the shot.
I would love to show her this photo, let her have a copy. As often as I can, I do share what I am doing in this way. Not this time. Too easy to be misunderstood. But having a website (www.briggate.com) and this blog does help. It makes it clear that I am happy to offer further information and to offer subjects the chance to review and comment on my efforts.