A perfectly failed street photograph

Avenida Corrientes in Buenos Aires.
Four lanes of cars speeding down the one way street.
Thousands of shoppers rushing home before down falls on the city.

Suddenly I spot a couple kissing on the side of the road. I force my way into the crowd to get into position and quickly raise my camera to my eyes. In fear to lose the decisive moment, I quickly press the shutter.

“Sh.t !”   (excuse my French)

Just as I hit the shutter, a few cars and a bunch of ladies suddenly intrude in my frame and sent my hopes of a good picture crashing. No chance for a second shot, the moment has ended and the couple has already moved on.  Disgusted, I nervously peep at my LCD, mumble a few unpleasant words and almost hit the delete button. Yet somehow I don’t, forget about that shot, and resume the hunt.

Back from Buenos AIres two days later. I anxiously download the results of the weekend’s outing.

And suddenly I feel thrown back on Avenida Corrientes.
Four lanes of cars speeding down the one way street.
Thousands of shoppers rushing home before dawn falls on the city.
And a couple kissing, in the midst of chaos.

A perfectly failed street photograph Yanidel

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