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    Every week in the summertime, he plays his sax on the corner by the market. When I ask to photograph him, he nods and takes my hand with a smile, "I have something to tell you..." He is taking a trip, you see: headed to the Promise Land. He can't wait to go. The words tumble out of his mouth like a child describing a new toy. It is half an hour before he looks at me again. "I'll see you again someday, child," he says. "I'll pray for you."
    Composition 4
    Lighting 4
    Creativity 3
    Story 3

    For this story I was searching for a good, close-up portrait that would serve to show a little bit of a place. I was also looking for a shot where the subject wasn't staring into the camera. This street preacher's upward gaze helps bring us into the scene around him. The quality of light is also fantastic and probably the main thing that drew me to the photo.

    Daniel Westergren
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Travel
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Oct 17, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Jun 1, 2014
    Location: Tacoma, Washington, United States
    Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    Focal Length: 20 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 400
    Copyright: © Jesse Gardner
    Categories: Culture, People, Portraits
    Assignments: The Walk, Sense of Place