Sunday, August 23, 2009

Botanica, early evening

I was watching the tangled limbs and slumped bodies in the foreground. I did not notice the waitress in the middle distance until I downloaded the picture. Here was the "happy accident". We see the poise and balance needed to be quick but un-rushed, never spilling a cocktail filled to the brim, never banging a plate down on the table or bumping into somebody's chair. Always having time to answer a customer but knowing that another customer is waiting for their food or drink. Knowing on a busy night you can't dally. At the same time, you must be unfailingly pleasant and polite. And to complete the "happy accident", I had, by mistake, set the camera to automatically focus in the middle of the frame, thereby having the waitress in focus.

2 comments:

  1. The waitress seems so calm and etheral amid the chaos and movement that frames her. A perfect moment in time captured...

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  2. Well well well paint my heart GOLD! Observers in this world still exist!.....and in greater numbers than i thought. So beautiful that you have taken the time to think about the situation of a server.... beautifully observed. Thank you for being YOU! Love, the waitress in focus

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