Sunday, October 4, 2009

Confetti Toss

Yesterday was a perfect day for the local street fair. Music and the scent of grilling bratwursts drifted through the air as we dodged dogs straining on leashes and baby strollers the size of small sports cars. I am shy about photographing people, but there was a day at another street fair when I got lucky. A little boy wearing his newly-created crown of paper "feathers" turned and looked me right in the eye. Then he threw a handful of green confetti at me. I'd seen his clenched fist and knew what was coming. Somehow I clicked the shutter at exactly the right moment. When I saw the results, I felt like Henri Cartier-Bresson, master of the Decisive Moment.