Some time ago I was walking on the Walls of the city of Lucca and I saw a very interesting place. As you can see in the pictures below there are geometry and simmetry:

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So I decided to wait for a human presence: in the street-photography people are essential for a good picture. I took a lot of photos with my Fujifilm X100T before to find the “best one”.

One of the first photos, a the first sight, was good: one person on the centre and two on the side…but there is an intrusive person! Remember that these are not posed photos: I have to wait for the right “composition”.

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Here there are two subjects and the distance from them and the centre is (quite) equal, but I think that the dog is not clearly visible: it is too small.

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In the picture below there is a very interesting subject: a man in a red jacket, but he is not in the perfect centre of the picture and we can see the trash can.

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Again: an intersting cyclist that is not in the centre. OK: I don’t use burst shots.

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In the picture below there are two very interesting girls: both of them wear black clothes and they are in the angles of the descending street. But the girl on the right is walking towards the bottom of the street and the other girl is walking directly towards the left side.

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Finally the ‘perfect’ shot?No!The person is in the centre, but he is not clearly visible:

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I can continue with other similar shots ( I have been waiting there for 2 hours! ) but I’ll stop here with the final shot: a yellow running man ( he is very visible ) and I catch him in the centre of the picture:

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I like this picture because there is a very visible subject in the centre, there is simmetry & geometry and it’s a “clear” photo. About geometry in a photo, Henry Cartier Bresson said: “The only joy in photography is geometry. All the rest is sentiment.”

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