Street Photography: Happy Man

This photo shows a group of people crossing the street. There are more people belonging to the same group, but they are out of camera range to the left. The people at the front are very happy: the woman to the right is conversing with the man in the dark suit, who is caught mid-sentence and mid-stride (if he were a little boy, he would be skipping). The man seems to be saying “We nailed it!” Or perhaps he is saying “I nailed it!” because only the people nearest him are smiling. The people still entering the frame are more subdued.

Happy Man


This photo was taken in downtown Washington D.C. near the Folklife Festival on June 29, 2016, with a Canon EOS Rebel SL1.  Specs are ISO 100, f/13, 1/125 sec, 50mm (35 mm equivalent of 80 mm).