Is it the “decisive moment”? The composition? Or is it something else?
Take this photograph for example. I like it because of the moment captured. The girl jumping down the stairs with an umbrella and caught in mid-air. I also like how the face of the girl to the left is just barely visible behind the leaves. The composition is alright but it could’ve been a lot better. I would’ve liked to get closer to the scene with a wide-angle lens. This is shot with a 50mm from a few meters away, and I think it feels a bit detached. There was obviously no time to change lens, or get any closer, as the moment was gone in a split second.
So what makes a good photograph? I think it’s several things working together, and I think it’s different for every photograph, every photographer, and every viewer. Please leave a comment, and let me know your thoughts.
Konica T3 with Hexanon 50mm f1.4 and yellow filter. Fomapan 100, developed in Xtol 1+1.