The Sitter

I had planned to close-crop the Featured Image but altered after looking at the context in relation to some past posts (follow the links). The young women sits on a wall alongside the Sprouts market; that sidewalk stretch is a frequent homeless hangout.

To the far right is the entrance to the local library’s book sale room, which is open the third weekend of every month. My recent purchases include the first five volumes of Talk to Me in Korean and ye olde history books.

The towering building behind the grocery store replaces a block of charming homes and shops. The apartment structure is close to completion—one of many unaffordable housing projects popping up all around Hillcrest, North Park, and University Heights. San Diego officials can’t hand out building permits quickly enough.

As for the subject of the photo, captured using Leica Q2 Monochrom, focal point is the “Garden of Life” design on the back of her hoodie. Most everything else is deliberately outside the depth of field. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/4, ISO 200, 1/2500 sec, 28mm; 1:55 p.m. PDT, today. Oh, as you see, I decided to include the intended close-crop.