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The Watchers in the Windows & Waiting for the Moment

Stepping away from landscape photography for a moment, I thought it might be interesting to discuss this image I took outside Smithwick's Experience in Kilkenny, Ireland. As I was walking around this small town with my infrared camera, I happened to notice the two life-size posters in the upstairs windows of this building. How cool! Then I thought about how having a person walking across the frame, completing an imaginary triangle of people, would make it even more interesting. After a few tries of different people walking by, I caught the perfect moment of a young woman walking right in the center of the frame, herself framed by the open door and the darkness of the building's interior. I also caught her in mid-stride, so it adds a sense of movement. It was all about waiting for the perfect moment.