Trying to find the technique that fits you best is a challenge.
When I shot this one, I came very close to a sort of alarm bell. In this one I obviously shot two images. Ok. Looking at the result I realized that within the movement you could also create a new form. In the first shot, the man is looking at the sea. In the second one I ask for his attention, which resulted in him turning his head. By pulling the camera a bit backwards while taking the second shot, the subject becomes a bit smaller. The result is that he is now captured in his own ‘shadow’ (the first shot) which creates a sort of glow around him.
It is a lot of stuff to do and think about all at once while at the same time you are trying to direct a situation in some way. You also have to measure the right lightning and find the right composition. Plus you have to stay focussed because the moment you want or would like, can be gone in an instant. Not forgetting that when your subject is moving you need to move to. And it’s also hot, damn hot!
Being critical about your results is of the upmost importance. The questions why, what, how, the details, the composition and so on, really is necessary for if you want to grow. It would have been better in this case, if the guy and the tiny red object (L) had not been framed, and taken with the sun in my back. In the end, working with direct or indirect sunlight are two completely different worlds. Oh well, It is one big exploration, Yes it is!
About the TOP image: The man with the hat, father of three girls, is born on the island Comoros in the Mozambique channel. He left it many years ago by taking a boat to Madagascar hoping for a better life. He was a fisherman then, but today his body is not strong enough anymore to do that kind of heavy work. The guy on the left is my Malagasy translator who helped me with finding the mother of Tsiry.
~Tsiry and the Guy from the Comoros~