Starting with #10 for my Top 10 favorite images so far in 2019 and boy was it ever difficult to choose my #10. I could have easily flipped a coin but this edged out three other images because of the wow factor in this image.
This is a perfect example of a candid portrait that I just had to capture regardless of what was behind the subjects because in this particular case, the subject's make this image.
And that is one thing that individual's who are learning photography will grasp over time, is knowing when to make that split second decision on when the background becomes a non-factor. And this all goes back to reading your environment and envisioning your captures several seconds, even minutes ahead of what's actually happening in real-time.
Would I have loved to change up the direction? Absolutely. But I was fully aware of the lack of time and space that I had to get this and I sacrificed the perfection for just getting the subjects period.
I was originally about 100 feet from these ladies with my back turned to them as I was focused on the parade ring. I turned around, immediately noticed them, saw the opportunity, quickly rushed up to them and thankfully had just enough time to capture this before they turned around because they were on go.