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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 BodÃ¸, 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.
Also by Lise Utne
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