Five Day B&W Challenge: Day 5


During a four-day vacation in Mexico, I captured this photo of two people hugging at the side of the street.  I loved the juxtaposition of the bus's motion in the background with the stillness of their embrace.

From a conversion perspective, this image was pretty straightforward.  The challenge was more of a personal struggle — I love the streaks of red on the pair's clothes, but I think it still works out pretty well in black and white.  I tried to crop it in a way that would reduce the amount of distraction without eliminating context.  I didn't want to focus so much on them that you lose track of their surroundings, or that you lose the feeling of the street moving around them.



Hey, it's me! I’ve been a documentary photographer for 17 yrs, software engineer for even longer, and plenty of other things in between.