I was sat chatting to a friend at the entrance to this tent, aware that a moment would come very soon when I would have to excuse myself because I knew that a great picture opportunity was coming. These moments when the light is “just right” don’t last long.
But I wanted the picture to tell a story too – we were at the festival to “be present” and to be good neighbours to those who were visiting it – an opportunity for gentle Christian witness. So I wanted a picture that told some of that story – I sensed that I had that moment when these three ladies stopped to watch; I positioned myself behind them so that the tent and the sunset could just be seen and with them in the foreground.
I have a number of shots without them in, where you can see the sunset “better” – but that wasn’t the point of the shot. This one depicts the story that I was looking to tell.