Near and Far

After visiting the Rink on the River, I headed west on First Street to see who was hanging out by the Truckee near Wingfield Park. Druing the summer months the place is full of people, but it is January. Even though the temperatures were in the 50s, there weren’t very many people out and about.

The first person I spotted was this gentleman smoking a cigarette. The low afternoon sun made for some beautiful rim light.  I zoomed in.

Then I pulled back to capture his long shadow.  At first I thought I liked the first one, but on second view, I prefer the second for the context it provides.  Which do you prefer?


  1. I like both, but I especially like the light and the intimate feel of the first one with the beautiful light on the man and with the park bench guy too. Of course, I always like up close and personal shots so I don’t count! 🙂


    • You do so count! I like the first one too, the smoke, the closeness of him. But I like the second one too and only wish he’d been facing right when I snapped that one! 🙂


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