Catching the best picture is always good

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sometimes taking the right picture can be a hard thing to do.

During the Taste of the South event, time was nearing for people to submit who they thought had the best food.

By that point, I had already gotten several pictures, which turned out well.

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It had already turned dark and I had taken a few nighttime pictures.

Standing behind one of the vendors, I saw the picture I wanted to capture.

Let me set the scene for you.

Earlier in the evening, the city of Atmore set up a generator-run flood light near the center of Heritage Park.

Once it got dark, an employee cranked up the diesel-smelling machine and the light cast out over the crowd.

Pretty soon, I couldn’t help but notice the long shadows that were cast from the participants at the event. It was pretty cool, to be honest.

So, here I was, standing behind the Coffee House LLC’s tent. Those who were inside the tent — Kerra Mascaro, Stacy Culleton and Hadassah Mascaro — kept serving those coming by for samples.

I noticed the light beaming just through the front of the tent, and the shadows that cast from it.

Instead of getting a nice shot of those inside, I saw a nice silhouette from the three in the tent.

Half-way holding down the shutter button to focus, I committed and fired away.

I looked at my work on my camera, was quite pleased and moved on with the night.

It wasn’t until I got back to the office when I realized how well of a picture it turned out to be.

Believe me, I don’t like tooting my own horn, but I couldn’t help but be happy about the end result.