Category: Street.

Photograph: “waiting in a colored world” by Mark Meyer zur Heide (username “Mark Meyer zur Heide” on Flickr).

Originally shared on the Photofocus Flickr community right here.

Why I picked this image: This image is taken in a stunning location that would work as a fantastic architecture image by itself the way it is. But the addition of the human elements makes this an interesting street image in a public space.

Two people waiting in a subway station is a common sight that can be seen millions of times a day. And both of them immersed in their smart phones is all too common, too. But what I like in this setting is that the guy in the foreground under the red lamp is leaning forward and looks a bit more tense engaging into his smart phone. And the woman under the yellow light in the background is leaning back and looks more relaxed.

Little details that make this an interesting street photo with a story. And here the color adds to the story for me, too.


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