(Camera: Ricoh GX200)
If you were the photographer, what did you probably see when taking this shot? For the author, philosophically speaking, it was the existence of the photographer himself. Without the feeling for his own existence, the talk of seeing through a lens would be fruitless. This is because even though we can learn the framing, compositions or techniques from the masters, it is when a scene is interpreted in originality can those elements be deployed in a way befitting the subjective feelings given to the final images. The original interpretation comes from the heart and mind of the photographer who must first feel his or her existence before a scene can be felt and rightly reproduced.
This place is special to the author with some faint but fond memories of the surroundings from the childhood and teenage years. The long ramp and the blurred passer-by coming over connect the ground level (past) and the photographer's standing position (present), hopefully bestowing the final image with the author's nostalgic feelings. Were it not for the inability of the small sensor to give a shallow DOF, a slightly blurry background would have suited the theme better.