Five days ago, while walking through San Diego district Hillcrest, I passed a gent reading a newspaper outside the bagel shop at shopping center The Hub. A few meters beyond him, I turned about and backtracked, thinking he could make a good moment. I shot two quickies from the hip, using Leica Q2 Monochrom.
The first is blurry; the second is the Featured Image. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/125 sec, 28mm; 10:10 a.m. PDT. The candid capture is minimally recomposed and somewhat straightened. I seriously considered presenting a tight, 100-percent crop, which would make the headline—about a fired cop—clearer. Zooming in for a look is your job, should you want it.
Surely someone will stereotype an elder fellow reading newsprint, rather than smartphone. I find it all refreshing. Too many people spend too much time on their devices, and I find exhausting avoiding sidewalk collisions with neighborhood zombies holding a dog leash in one hand, iPhone in the other, and not watching where they go.
Sit and read, buddy.