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(Entered for the theme that disappeared and then came back again:
I was definitely not thinking of Cartier-Bresson when I photographed this scene a few weeks ago. Nevertheless, there is no denying his influence. His tenet that a photograph should be taken at "the decisive moment" when all the elements come together is always at the back of my mind somewhere. Composition, light, action -- these must all be in place when the shutter is released.
I use a small and simple digital camera that can easily be taken everywhere, and that is ready for action when needed. Cartier-Bresson worked with black and white film -- but who knows what he might have chosen if he had started out closer to today.
This image is from the night train between Trondheim and Bodø, Norway. It is early morning in the restaurant carriage. We have just passed the Arctic Circle, and are advancing at considerably less than top speed to avoid killing reindeer: they tend to congregate on the tracks.)
Digital shot, no post processing.
In the People photography photo essay.
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