I’d been reading about Henri Cartier-Bresson, so I tried to concentrate on people more when photographing in Exeter. I was pleased with this shot.
I was lined up to photograph the bench, and had got one shot already with someone in the background, which gave the picture a little something extra. I saw this woman walk in front of the bench through the viewfinder, and grabbed the shot just as she shrugged – a decisive moment to capture an indecisive moment.
Here’s the one I’d snapped just before, for comparison – more my usual style.