Could experienced photographers observe with a skilled eye with little show of observing? Or, in fact, do they observe without even noticing it themselves?
I was walking past here looking straight ahead when this scene on my right caught my attention for some reason not obvious to me at the moment. It was probably the face-masked woman sitting on the stair that first arose my curiosity. I walked back a few steps, held up the camera and snapped the shot. This all happened within a few seconds.
It was not until I reviewed the photo on the computer that the elements other than the face-masked woman showed evidence of my observation without being aware of it. It becomes obvious to me that it was actually the combination of several elements which imparted to me the message that this scene would make a worthy photo, namely, the invisible diagonal lines linking the four subjects, the interesting contrast between the three faceless subjects and the lady in her black dress, the even equation between two ladies and two men and the harmony of complimentary colours. The image is relatively static but is as rich in messages as the one shown yesterday which has lots more happening in the scene.